Suzlon receives 50.4 MW wind power order from PSU NALCO

Suzlon Energy Limited, the world’s fifth largest wind turbine manufacturer, announced today a new order from the National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) – Asia’s largest integrated aluminum company – to set up, operate and maintain 50.4 MW of wind energy projects in Andhra Pradesh.

The wind power order comprises 24 units of Suzlon’s S88 – 2.1 MW wind turbines which will be set-up in the Gandikota region, Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh. This order marks NALCO’s entry into the wind energy sector, with this maiden project scheduled for completion and commissioning by January, 2012. The power generated will be sold to the state electricity grid. NALCO plans to register the project under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).

Speaking about the order, Mr. Tulsi R. Tanti, founder, Chairman and Managing Director – Suzlon Group, said: “NALCO has been one of India’s leading public sector firms and Asia’s largest integrated aluminium major. Their foray into wind energy signals yet another visionary step; embracing clean, renewable wind energy to power a more sustainable tomorrow. We are pleased to partner with NALCO and look forward to delivering a solution that fulfils the high standards of this pioneering

Incorporated in 1981, as a public sector enterprise of the Government of India, NALCO is Asia’s largest integrated aluminium company, encompassing bauxite mining, alumina refining, aluminium smelting and casting, power generation, rail and port operations.

The Suzlon Group is ranked as the world’s fifth largest wind turbine supplier, in terms of cumulative installed capacity, at the end of 2010. The company’s global spread extends across Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and North and South America with over 17,000 MW of wind energy capacity installed in 25 countries, operations across 32 countries, a workforce of over 13,000 and revenues of approximately US$ 4 billion.

The Group offers one of the most comprehensive product portfolios – ranging from sub-megawatt on-shore wind turbines at 600 Kilowatts (KW), to the world’s largest commercial 6.15 MW offshore turbine – built on a vertically integrated, low-cost, manufacturing base. The Group – headquartered at Suzlon One Earth on Pune, India – comprises Suzlon Energy Limited and its subsidiaries, including
REpower Systems se in which the company holds ~95 per cent share.