Suzlon receives 52.5MW wind power order from Gujarat State Petronet

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

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

Suzlon and REpower, if taken together, stand as the world’s third leading wind turbine supplier group in terms of market share. 12.3% market share derived from BTM Consult ApS World Market Update 2008, ranking Suzlon with 9% of global market share and REpower with 3.3% of global market share.

Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation Limited (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 be 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. S

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.

Suzlon in India

Suzlon is the leader on the Indian wind energy stage, maintaining market leadership for over a decade with over 50% market share. Suzlon offers the concept]to]commissioning business model to wind energy investors in India – providing a comprehensive suite of services from turbine supply, to EPC, lifetime operations and maintenance, liaison and other services covering the entire value chain.

The success of the model is seen in Suzlon’s rapid growth in India – with over 40 sites across eight states, and an installed base of nearly 4,800 MW and a customer portfolio that captures the leaders of Indian Industry.

Suzlon Energy Limited ranked as the world’s third leading wind turbine supplier in terms of market share in 2008. Suzlon has ranked as the leading manufacturer in the Indian market for ten consecutive years, maintaining over 50% market share. Suzlon has its corporate offices in Pune, India and company’s global spread reflects in its projects and markets portfolio ] extending across Asia, Australia, Europe and North and South America.

Suzlon is a highly vertically integrated wind turbine manufacturer with manufacturing capability along the full value chain – from components to complete wind turbine systems.