Suzlon Energy secures 52.5MW Order from Gujarat State Petronet (India)

Suzlon Energy Ltd. (SEL), the world third leading and India’s largest wind turbine manufacturer, has won a major wind farm order from Gujarat State Petronet Ltd. (GSPL) to set up, operate and maintain its 52.5 MW wind energy project in the Rajkot and Porbandar districts of Gujarat.

The wind power project will be supplied in 35 wind turbines of Suzlon’s model S82 -1.5 MW wind turbine and is scheduled to be completed and commissioned by July, 2010. The power generated from this project will be purchased by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited under a long term PPA with GSPL.

Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (GSPCL), the parent company of GSPL, has an existing wind power project of 52.5 MW in the Kutch district of Gujarat supplied, set-up and operated by Suzlon since July, 2009.

This new wind farm will take the group’s overall wind power installed capacity to 105 MW, all in the state of Gujarat. The process to register existing wind power project with the UNFCC under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) program is already initiated, and will also he followed for the new Project.

Speaking on the project Mr. Ashok D’sa, President – South Asia and Middle East, Suzlon said "GSPL is a leading player in developing energy transportation infrastructure in Gujarat and this repeat order, after the successful execution of the first project for the parent company GSPCL is an endorsement of our Customer’s trust in Suzlon’s technology, services and capabilities. We acknowledge with gratitude the confidence reposed by GSPL in Suzlon and look forward to strengthening our relationship with the group."

Suzlon has been the top ranked player in Gujarat’s wind power sector for many years. Suzlon’s Kutch wind farm in Gujarat is amongst the largest in Asia with current installed base of over 800 MW and growing.

Suzlon’s registered office is located in Ahmedabad and the company has substantial footprint across the state with a network of wind farms, offices as well as manufacturing and research and development facilities.

Apart from powering the state with more than 900 MW of installed wind power capacity, Suzlon has also contributed by way of sizable direct and indirect employment generation, and with a number of CSR. initiatives to help create sustainable livelihoods for local communities in the vicinity of Company’s operational areas.