Suzlon receives 50.4 MW wind power order from Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals

 The wind farm projects, utilising 24 wind turbines of Suzlon’s S88–2.1 MW wind turbine, will be set up in wind farms operated by Suzlon in the Rajkot and Surendranagar districts of Gujarat. This is GSFC’s fifth order with Suzlon and is scheduled for completion and commissioning by September 2011.

The new wind energy projects will increase GSFC’s total wind power capacity to 123.4 MW. GSFC currently has existing projects of 73 MW in Gujarat located in the Kutch and Porbandar districts. GSFC’s 10 MW project at Bada village in the Kutch district is the company’s first wind energy project to be successfully registered under the UN Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), earning carbon credits. Other projects are in the process of being registered.

Speaking on the order Mr. Tulsi R Tanti, founder, Chairman and Managing Director, Suzlon Group said: "This repeat order underlines the trust our customers have in quality and reliability our products and best in-class services. We are proud of GSFC’s renewable energy initiatives and look forward to strengthening our relationship.

"Gujarat Government’s commitment towards sustainable development is truly commendable. The strong policy regime in the state creates a very favorable environment to develop a low-carbon economy. GSFC is Gujarat’s leading PSU and their conscious choice of wind energy to reduce their carbon footprint and mitigate climate change showcases the state’s dedication."

Suzlon Group ranked as the world’s third leading wind turbines supplier in terms of wind farm market share in 2009. Suzlon has its corporate headquarters – Suzlon One Earth – in Pune, India. The company’s global spread reflects in its projects and markets portfolio – extending across Asia, Australia, Europe, South Africa and North and South America. Suzlon is a highly vertically integrated wind turbines manufacturer with manufacturing capability along the full value chain – from components to complete wind turbines. The Group has installed over 15,000 MW of wind energy capacity in 25 countries, established operations across 32 countries, with a workforce of over 13,000 personnel.