Suzlon wins 31.5 MW from Rajasthan State Mines & Minerals Limited

The order comprises of 15 units of Suzlon’s S88 2.1 MW wind turbines to be installed at the Tejuva site in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan; where Suzlon has more than 500 MW of wind turbines capacity already operational for different customers.

This 31.5 MW order is the biggest order for the S88 – 2.1 MW turbines for installation in Rajasthan, and the project once complete is estimated to generate enough electricity to power over 6,000 households.

RSMML, a Rajasthan State PSU involved in production and marketing of non-metallic minerals is one of India’s leading and progressive companies in the sector. The company entered the energy sector with a commitment to renewable energy and a goal to achieve 100 MW of wind power capacity by 2010. With this order set for commissioning by March, 2010. RSMML is set to achieve the target well ahead of schedule.

Speaking on the order, Mr. Sanjay Malhotra, Managing Director of RSMML, stated: "Reversing the effects of climate change through reduction of carbon emission is integral to our vision. We found the solution in wind energy and have invested in several projects over the past eight years making us a leading producer of renewable energy in the state of Rajasthan. We are pleased to continue our partnership with Suzlon in this endeavor. Their turbines are reliable and they provide satisfactory service."

Speaking on the order, Mr. I.C. Mangal, President – Business Development (India), said: "RSMML is an exemplary PSUl it is a leader in clean energy generation in the state of Rajasthan and has continuously demonstrated its commitment to reduce carbon emission levels over the past decade. This repeat order – their seventh with Suzlon – underlines their faith in the Suzlon vlaue proposition, in terms of technology, product and people. We take pride in our long association with RSMML – which now features our smallest turbines to the largest – and look forward to strengthening this relationship."

RSMML has secured Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) registration for its past wind energy projects, and have initiated the process of registration for this new project with United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC).