Suzlon Energy Limited (SEL), the world’s third leading and India’s largest wind turbines manufacturer has won a repeat order from the Malpani Group to set up, operate and maintain two new wind power projects totaling 19.8 MW capacity, in the states of Karnataka and Maharashtra.
Malpani Group is a renowned business conglomerate in the state of Maharashtra; with business interest in agro, leisure business, real estate, entertainment, farming, finance, transport, tea in addition to wind energy.
The Group’s operational wind power projects of 46.85 MW are located across Maharashtra, Karnataka and Rajasthan. This is the fifth order to Suzlon by the Malpani group, which underlines their commitment to wind energy and trust in Suzlon’s value proposition and capabilities.
The 19.8 MW order comprises of eight wind turbines of Suzlon’s S88 – 2.1 MW and two units of Suzlon’s S82 – 1.5 MW wind turbines to be commissioned in the states of Karnataka and Maharashtra respectively. This wind farm project will take Malpani Group’s total wind capacity to more than 65 MW.
Speaking on the subject, Mr. Rajesh Malpani – Partner, Malpani Group, said: “We have been advocating green energy since our inception, acknowledging its importance in mitigating the challenges of global warming. Our sustained partnership with Suzlon, a leader in the wind energy segment, helps us in this green endeavor. We have a great working relationship with them and hope to continue this going forward.”
Speaking on the project, Mr. Ashok D’Sa, President – South Asia and Middle East -Suzlon Energy Limited, said: “We thank the Malpani group for showing confidence in Suzlon’s expertise and capabilities in delivering sustainable wind power solutions. We take pride in our association with them and look forward to strengthening our relationship.”
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 wind 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. 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.
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).”