Suzlon Group announces 269 MW in new wind power orders worldwide

Suzlon Group, the world’s fifth leading and India’s largest wind turbine manufacturer, announced wind turbines orders of 80 MW in India, and a total of 189 MW orders in Brazil and US, over a one month period, excluding wind farm orders announced separately.

These cover various firm wind farm orders secured between December 22, 2011 and January 23, 2012 and represent a strong customer–mix, covering international special purpose companies (SPCs), PSUs, large corporates and SMEs. The wind farm order sizes range from as small as 0.6 MW to 121 MW and comprises of wind turbines from Suzlon’s latest S9X suite, among other S-series

Mr. Tulsi Tanti – founder, Chairman and Managing Director, Suzlon Group, said: “These wind farm orders reiterate not only the dynamic and rapidly growing Indian wind sector, but also Suzlon’s presence in emerging economies and competitive markets such as Brazil and the US. It also confirms our ability to tailor end-to end wind solutions to customers from all segments. India has a growing demand for energy and newer technologies are making it possible to harness low wind sites with profitable returns. Brazil is an important market for us as we continue to focus on emerging economies. Orders in the US confirm our strong technology and product offerings in a competitive market.”

The company’s global spread extends across Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and North and South America with over 18,000 MW of wind energy capacity installed in 28 countries, operations across 32 countries, a workforce of over 13,000 and revenues of approximately US$ 5 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 – with a vertically integrated, low-cost, manufacturing base.

The Group comprises of Suzlon Energy Limited and its subsidiaries, including REpower Systems SE. REpower is a leader in wind turbine technology, particularly offshore, and produces the 6M – the world’s largest commercial wind turbine. With just under 2,500 employees worldwide, it is headquartered in Hamburg and has  around 3,000 wind turbines operating around the world.