Suzlon Group, one of the world’s leading wind turbine manufacturers, has been awarded orders for a combined capacity of 150 MW which includes orders from corporate houses such as Malpani Group, Rajasthan Gum Group, KRBL, Sterling Agro Group and an assortment of small and medium enterprises, the company announced.
The projects are scheduled for execution across all the eight wind states of India, namely Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka and Kerala, which have high wind potential (see table).
Suzlon will supply its multi-megawatt S97-90m wind turbine generators and will leverage on its turnkey wind solutions expertise to oversee the project operations from start to end. The innovative S97-90m product portfolio is designed to harness the optimal available wind resources and deliver higher energy, productivity, improved serviceability which in turn ensures higher ROI to customers.
Speaking on the new order wins, Tulsi Tanti, Chairman, Suzlon Group, said: “We continue to have a strong focus on the Indian market as it offers a favourable renewable energy environment, especially now with government’s clear thrust on clean energy. These orders have added a fillip to our robust order book.”
“We have been working with Suzlon Group for over 13 years and we are delighted to continue the relationship forward with the new 29.4-MW project to be located in Madhya Pradesh,” Rajesh Malpani, Managing Director, Malpani Group, said.
Earlier this month, at the Global Investors Summit 2014 held in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, Suzlon Group announced its intent to build 2,000 MW of new wind energy projects in the central state over the next five years and establish supporting manufacturing facilities. These wind energy projects established by Suzlon for the SME sector and IPP producers are expected to drive investment and create sustainable economic growth for the state. Suzlon has already installed more than 50 per cent of total wind capacity in the state.
“Madhya Pradesh has not only emerged as one of the fastest growing states in the country but is a power surplus state as well, with close to 14,000 MW installed capacity,” Tulsi Tanti said.
The Pune-based Suzlon Group’s global spread extends across Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa, and North and South America with 24,726 MW of wind energy capacity installed with operations in over 31 countries and a workforce of around 10,000. The group offers product portfolios ranging from sub-megawatt onshore turbines with rated capacity of 600 kW to the world’s largest commercially-available offshore turbine of rated capacity 6.15 MW, and complemented by a vertically integrated, low-cost, manufacturing base.
SUZLON’S NEW PROJECTS
|Client||Order Size (MW)||State|
|Sterling Agro Group||12.60||Maharashtra & Andhra Pradesh|
|Rajasthan Gum Group||14.70||Maharashtra|
|Malpani Group||29.4||Madhya Pradesh|
|Assortment of SME clients||75||All 8 wind states|