Suzlon opens new rotor blade manufacturing facility in India

The facility, spread across 19 acres, has an annual production capacity of 400 MW and will manufacture rotor blades for its latest S111 2.1 MW turbine.

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Suzlon Group has inaugurated its newest aerodynamic technology rotor blade manufacturing facility at Badnawar in Dhar district, Madhya Pradesh. The facility, spread across 19 acres, has an annual production capacity of 400 MW and will manufacture rotor blades for its latest S111 2.1 MW turbine. The latest in its 2.1 MW fleet, the S111 has a blade length of 54.8 meters, making it one of the largest rotor diameter WTGs in India. Especially designed to enhance wind generation at low wind sites, the S111 reduces the cost of energy, increases return on investment for customers and makes low wind sites viable. 
The facility at Badnawar is Suzlon’s 14th manufacturing facility in India and has been brought into operation in less than one year. The facility is also the first one of Suzlon to employ 20 local female engineers in manufacturing who have been provided with nine months of training at the Suzlon Quality Academy. The existing blade manufacturing units of Suzlon are located in Bhuj (Gujarat), Dhule (Maharashtra), Padubidri (Karnataka), Pondicherry (Tamil Nadu), Daman, Jaisalmer (Rajasthan) and Anantapur (Andhra Pradesh). With this rotor blade unit in Ratlam- Madhya Pradesh, Suzlon has increased its global manufacturing footprint to 15 facilities, spread across India and China.

Tulsi Tanti, Chairman of the Suzlon Group said: “The Indian renewable energy sector is witnessing positive winds of change. India is a key focus for Suzlon. Our vision is aligned to the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative and target of 250 GW renewable energy by 2030. Our new blade manufacturing facility is a testament of our commitment to make India the renewable energy technology hub of the world. India has the potential and capability to lead the global transition to renewable energy sources and Suzlon is committed to harness this potential. 
Technological innovation is at the core of Suzlon group’s philosophy. Our new product development efforts are focused on providing affordable and sustainable energy for all. We are reducing the cost of energy and making an increasing number of wind sites viable.

The Madhya Pradesh Government has established growth-friendly initiatives such as Make in Madhya Pradesh, establishment of single-window clearance system and increasing energy generation capacity. This is a big boost to renewable energy in the state and I am confident that Madhya Pradesh will be pivotal to achieving energy security and creating a low-carbon economy. The state has also established much-needed policies for social development. Our decision to providing training and employment to 20 women engineers from MP is in line with the Beti Bachao Abhiyan of the Madhya Pradesh Government. We hope that this move will further their efforts in empowering women.”