Suzlon will deliver a complete end-to-end solution to KHTP including equipment supply, project commissioning, power evacuation and also the comprehensive operations and maintenance services.
KHTP will sign-up a 20 years Energy Wheeling Agreement (EWA) with Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited and the power generated will be wheeled for utilization at KHTP’s state-of-the-art hi-tech integrated textile park being developed at Kishangarh (Dist. Ajmer) in Rajasthan.
Announcing the award of project contract to Suzlon, Mr. Vijay Agarwal, Chairman of KHTP said, “Textile industry in Rajasthan has a long standing tradition and repute. KHTP’s decision to harness the wind power for new integrated textile park would serve a dual purpose of providing power at economical rate and showing our commitment towards environmental friendly technologies.”
Adding further Mr. Agarwal said, “We have relied on Suzlon because of their reliable technology, market leadership in India and established execution capabilities in Rajasthan. We look forward to Suzlon to deliver a successful start in this new venture”
Speaking on the project Mr. Ashok D’Sa, President – South Asia and Middle East, Suzlon Energy Limited, said: “KHTP will play a leading role in the textile industry in Rajasthan and their decision to harness green power is indeed appreciable. We acknowledge with gratitude the confidence shown by KHTP in Suzlon and look forward to strengthening our relationship”.
KHTP’s integrated textile park under development at RIICO Industrial Area, Silora, Kishangarh (Ajmer), Rajasthan is set-up under the Scheme of Integrated Textile Parks (SITP) of Ministry of Textiles & shall consist of weaving and process units. Power is one of the critical inputs for any textile unit and constitutes a major cost component. KHTP is planning to avail the recently announced Generation Based Incentive (GBI) being given by Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) and would also apply for registration of the wind power project under the clean development mechanism (CDM) for earning additional revenue from carbon trading.
Suzlon, with RePower ranked as the world’s third leading wind turbine supplier in terms of market share in 2009. 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.