Suzlon Energy Australia to supply 42MW to Infigen Energy

Indian wind turbine maker Suzlon Energy has said that its Australian operations arm Suzlon Energy Australia has signed an agreement with Infigen Energy, a renewable energy company, pursuant to which Suzlon will supply 20 units of its S88 2.1MW wind turbine generators that will be installed at one of the wind farms in Infigen’s pipeline of future projects in New South Wales.

The 42 MW order is the second order from Infigen, taking Infigen’s portfolio of Suzlon wind turbines to 183MW.

Suzlon has said that it is delivering Infigen’s 141 MW Capital wind farm under an engineering, procurement, construction turnkey contract. The Capital wind farm has commenced generating clean power to the grid in September 2009 and all 67 Suzlon S88 2.1 MW turbines are now operating.

Dan Hansen, CEO of Suzlon Energy Australia, said: "We are very pleased to enter into a repeat order with Infigen Energy and build on the excellent relationship between our organizations. This order signifies Infigen’s confidence in Suzlon’s product and our team’s commitment to delivering high quality services to our valued customers."

Suzlon-owned turbine manufacturer Repower and French renewables giant EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF-EN) have signed a framework agreement for the supply of up to 954 MW in turbines for wind energy projects in Canada.

India’s Suzlon Energy Ltd. raised about GBP224 million ($370 million) by selling a 35.22% stake in its Belgian gearbox making unit Hansen Transmissions International N.V.

Suzlon sold the Hansen stake through another unit, AE-Rotor Holding BV, at 95 pence per share via a secondary placement, the Mumbai-listed company said in a statement late Thursday. With this transaction, AE-Rotor Holding BV now holds 26.06% in Hansen Transmissions.

Conceived in 1995 with just 20 people, Suzlon is now a leading wind power company with:
* Over 14,000 people in 21 countries
* Operations across the Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe
* Fully integrated supply chain with manufacturing facilities in three continents
* Sophisticated R&D capabilities in Denmark, Germany, India and The Netherlands
*Market leader in Asia and 3rd largest wind turbine manufacturer in the world, Suzlon Market Share (Combined with REpower) rose to 12.3% thereby making Suzlon 3rd largest wind energy turbine manufacturing company in the world