Suzlon, CGN Wind Energy to develop 800-MW wind energy projects. World’s fifth largest wind power manufacturer, Suzlon, along with China’s CGN Wind Energy Co, will jointly develop 800 MW of domestic and international wind turbines projects over the next three years.
Suzlon Group has entered into a global partnership agreement with CGN Wind Energy Co, a wholly owned subsidiary of China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group.
“We at Suzlon are delighted to partner with CGNWE for the development of wind farm projects globally with our latest generation of wind turbines. The professional approach of CGNWE and its experience in developing large projects make this a symbiotic partnership,” Suzlon Chairman, Mr Tulsi Tanti, said.
CGN Wind Energy Co Ltd is one of the largest wind power developers in China with an installed capacity of around 3,000 MW.
In a statement, the company said a working team has been set up to explore the most viable projects globally, covering countries such as Brazil, South Africa, India and China.
CGN Wind Energy Chairman, Mr Chensui, said: “We are very happy to partner with Suzlon for the development of wind power projects worldwide. With Suzlon’s experience in the global market and CGNWE’s expertise in wind power, we are confident of building very successful projects to meet the renewable energy needs for these markets effectively.’’ The financial terms of the partnership were not disclosed.
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 19,000 MW of wind energy capacity installed in 28 countries, operations across 32 countries and a workforce of over 13,000.
The Group offers one of the most comprehensive product portfolios –ranging from sub-megawatt on-shore 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 – headquartered at Suzlon One Earth in Pune, India – comprises Suzlon Energy Limited and its subsidiaries, including REpower Systems SE.
By José Santamarta, www.suzlon.com