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KENERSYS launches new turbine in India

BS Reporter  |  Mumbai/ Pune 

Wind turbine manufacturer KENERSYS India, part of the Kalyani Group has launched new K100 2.5 MW wind turbine at Windpower India 2011 – International Conference & Exhibition, taking spearheading Synerdrive Technology to a new level in India.

This will be manufactured at the Kenersys’ recently launched production facility at Baramati, near Pune, which is already producing the turbine.

The K100 2.5MW with 100 meter rotor diameter and 2.5 MW rated power and a tower height of 85 and 100 meters It is one of the largest turbines in India, company said in a statement.  

Equipped with the innovative Synerdrive technology developed by the R&D team at Kenersys, the turbine is designed to address specific Indian grid conditions. It offers the maximum energy yield even at low and moderate wind regimes in India.

Speaking on the occasion, Paulo Fernando Soares, KENERSYS Group CEO stated, "It’s our foremost commitment to increase value for our customers, especially for cost of energy focused and IPPs.

The K100 2.5MW turbine represents the next step in our evolutionary product portfolio and expands our capabilities to serve the Indian market enabling our customers to have the lowest Cost of Energy and a maximum project IRR on a specific site.’

K100 2.5 MW was introduced first in Europe as a prototype for Vattenfall, one of the largest utilities and wind farm·owners in Europe.

It is now the best performing turbine in the whole Vattenfall onshore turbine fleet.

Kailash Tarachandani, CEO, KENERSYS India said "This product marks a fitting addition to our product portfolio. We started the development of new turbines in 2007 with a major focus on developing multi – megawatt turbines suited for the world market and to create value for our customers by building on proven performance and reliability in combination with its spearheading electronical architecture that ensures a perfect integration into the grid.

The K100 is a testament to our commitment to becoming a major player in the Indian wind turbine market"

KENERSYS has plans to expand its footprint in the growing Indian wind energy market.

The company with its global Headquarters and Global Technology Center in Germany is on track with a global production capacity of 1000MW. Indian like Tata Power, Ushdev, Serum Institute and Bharat Forge are among its customers.

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First Published: Wed, April 13 2011. 00:35 IST