Suzlon signs 252MW service contract with AGL

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Suzlon Energy Australia (SEA), a subsidiary of Suzlon Energy, has inked a five-year operations and maintenance service (OMS) contract for 252MW with AGL Energy.

Suzlon will operate and maintain 120 wind turbine generators (WTGs) in South Australia and Victoria.

SEA CEO Mukesh Kolhe said the contract expands the company’s portfolio to 410MW in Australia.

“We have had a long and successful association with AGL and are encouraged by the trust and confidence demonstrated by them in Suzlon’s technologically advanced and innovative products and services,” he said.

“We will work towards enhancing value through series of upgrades in product, software and service strategies.

“We will continue to leverage technology for developing next-generation wind turbines for meeting optimised levelised cost of energy (LCOE).”

Suzlon will commission an in-house developed state-of-the-art Global SCADA Integration and Condition Monitoring System and will implement predictive maintenance strategies for effective servicing of the wind turbines and the major components.

The company has been responsible for installing 764MW of Australian wind energy capacity, bringing world-class expertise to every aspect of wind energy production to our customers.

The company has installed and commissioned 364 wind turbine generators (WTGs) across wind farms in SA, NSW and Victoria and has a wealth of experience in executing and managing EPC contracts.

Suzlon CEO International Business Paulo Fernando Soares said the deal marked an important milestone for Suzlon in Australia.

“The renewables market in Australia is evolving rapidly with increased demands on improvement in products and services,” Mr Soares said.

“With more than two decades of experience, proven technologies, comprehensive product portfolio, and end-to-end solutions along with integrated maintenance and services, Suzlon is best positioned to capitalise on the growing market opportunities in Australia.”

The contract will commence by the end of the year and will last until 2023.