Suzlon designs and produces India’s longest wind turbine blade of 63 meters
Suzlon Group has designed and manufactured the country’s longest wind turbine blade at its Padubidri Rotor Blade Unit. The advanced blade (SB 63) measures 63 meters in length and has been specifically developed for Suzlon’s new S128 wind turbine family with a rotor diameter of 128 meters, 1.5 times taller than the India Gate monument in terms of height.
This blade has been engineered with a carbon girder which provides the capability to utilize thinner aerodynamic profiles and provides higher lift with less drag to contribute to the turbine’s excellent performance in low wind sites. The blade also incorporates flat back technology at the root that minimizes drag and saves additional weight and cost. The S128 series offers 33% more swept area (12,860 m2) and is expected to deliver 32% more energy generation compared to the S111.
The rotor blades will be transported using two fold transport system, which will use a specialized ‘Adapter Trailer’ for the first time in India, which ensures safe and unbound maneuverability through the hilly terrain, while transporting the long blades.
@EPC World Media