Suzlon receives 25.5 MW wind power order from HPCL in Rajasthan, India

Second wind energy order to Suzlon from Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL). HPCL’s total wind power portfolio will increase to over 50 MW.

Pune: Suzlon Energy Limited (SEL), the world’s third leading (with Repower) and India’s largest wind turbines manufacturer, has won second order from Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) for a 25.5 megawatt (MW) capacity wind farm project at the Akal site in the Jaisalmer district of the state of Rajasthan, India.

The wind farm comprises of 17 units of Suzlon’s S82 – 1.5 MW wind turbines and is scheduled for commissioning by Q3 FY 2010-11. Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) is a Fortune 500 company and the second largest operator of integrated oil refining and marketing company in India. They have forayed into non-conventional energy and plan to implement a 100 MW capacity wind farm in phases. The project, HPCL’s second with Suzlon, increases their current wind power capacity to exceed 50 MW. HPCL also plans to register this new project under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).

Speaking on the project Ashok D’Sa, President – India, South Asia and Middle East – Suzlon Energy Limited, said: “We take great pride in our continued partnership with HPCL in their endeavor to harness renewable energy. This order underlines our customer’s trust in Suzlon’s unique value proposition – offering expertise across the value chain from concept to commissioning of wind power projects.”

Suzlon, the leading provider of integrated WTG solutions in the Indian wind energy market, has maintained market leadership in India, as a WTG manufacturer in terms of installed capacity, for the last 10 consecutive calendar years. Suzlon offers a concept to commissioning business model to wind energy investors in India – providing a comprehensive suite of services from turbine supply, to EPC, operations and maintenance services and other value added services covering the entire technical value chain. The success of the model is seen in Suzlon’s growth in India – with sites across eight states and a diverse customer portfolio.

Suzlon and REpower, if taken together, stand as the world’s third largest wind turbine supplier group in terms of global market share. The group has a market share of 9.8 per cent in the supply of wind turbine generators (Source: The BTM Consult ApS World Market Update 2009, attributing Suzlon with 6.4 per cent of global market share and REpower with 3.4 per cent of global market share).

The Suzlon Group is ranked as the world’s third largest wind turbine supplier in terms of global market share in 2009. Suzlon Energy Limited has its corporate office in Pune, India. The group’s global presence extends across Asia, Australia, Europe and North and South America. The group has a vertically integrated business model with manufacturing capability ranging from WTG components to complete wind turbine systems.