Wind energy Suzlon wins 29.70 MW wind turbines order from Malpani Group

Malpani Group from the state of Maharashtra exists in business verticals such as agro, entertainment and leisure, real estate and FMCG, in addition to wind energy. "This is an important step forward in our efforts to create a sustainable energy portfolio for our group and build on our earlier successful projects with the Suzlon Group. This also helps us to meet our clean energy goals set as a part of our corporate social responsibility", said Rajesh Malpani, director, Malpani Group.

In this sixth order to Suzlon, the Malpani Group has opted to include Suzlon’s recently launched S9X turbines in the product mix. The 29.70 mega watt order comprises of five units of S95 – 2.1 mega watt, seven units of Suzlon’s S88 – 2.1 mega watt and three units of Suzlon’s S82 – 1.5 mega watt wind turbines.

This wind farm is expected to take Malpani Group’s total wind capacity to more than 125 MW, which is apparently enough energy to power more than 72,000 Indian households. "We have a long standing relationship with the Malpani Group and their continued business with us not only underscores their faith in our capabilities, but also their dedication to clean energy solutions. We look forward to delivering yet another successful project for the Group", said Tulsi Tanti, founder, Suzlon Group.

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 28 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 wind turbine – with a vertically integrated, low-cost, manufacturing base.

The Group comprises of Suzlon Energy Limited and its subsidiaries, including REpower Systems SE in which the company currently holds ~95 per cent share. The Suzlon Group is headquartered at One Earth, a 10.13-acre campus in Pune, India, powered a 100 per cent by renewable energy. One Earth has achieved Platinum-level LEED certification, the highest level of green-building certification.