January 30, 2013
Suzlon Group signs 50 MW order with Orange Renewable Power
- Firm order of 50.4 MW to be commissioned in FY13
- Order for 24 units of the Suzlon S88 2.1 MW turbine
Pune: Suzlon Group, the world's fifth* leading and Indias largest wind turbine
manufacturer, and Orange Renewable Power, an emerging Independent Power
Producer (IPP), have agreed for a 50.4 MW wind energy project scheduled for
completion in FY 2012-13.
Suzlon will supply 24 units of the S88 2.1 MW wind turbine generators totalling
50.4 MW of capacity, install, operate and maintain the wind turbines for this end to
end project, in the Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan
Speaking on the order, Mr Ranjit Gupta, Co-Founder, Orange Renewable
Power, said: We see wind as a highly viable option with its techno-economic
maturity and feel that Suzlon, with its technological expertise and proven market
capabilities, is the right partner to achieve our objective to become an organization
of excellence that provides best in class projects and services to the emerging
renewable energy industry. We plan to develop and operate a portfolio of renewable
energy assets, including wind, biomass, small hydro and solar, where each project
would be crafted to deliver optimum value to all stakeholders.
Speaking on the order Mr Rohit Modi, CEO India and emerging markets,
Suzlon Energy Limited, said: We are pleased to receive this order from Orange
Renewable Power and look forward to partnering with the company in its ambitious
plans for the wind energy sector in India. With growing participation and investment
from domestic and international IPPs, the segment is already playing a pivotal role in
accelerating the development of Indian wind energy market.
The S88 turbine is designed for operations in medium wind regimes with the ability
to withstand extreme conditions and operate effectively with lower maintenance
costs. The S88 has enjoyed international success, with over 2,400 units installed
worldwide, translating to over 5 GW of capacity.