January 10, 2013
Suzlon crosses 1,000 MW in Kutch; developing Indias largest wind park
- Wind park development initiated in August 2005
- Features full range of Suzlons turbine models, including latest S9X
Pune: The Kutch wind park, being developed by the Suzlon Group the worlds fifth
largest* wind turbine maker, has crossed 1,000 MW (1 GW) of installed capacity.
This achievement makes the wind park one of the largest of its kind in India, a proud
accomplishment for the state of Gujarat and Suzlon.
Suzlon currently has a total installed capacity of over 1,500 MW in the state of
Gujarat, accounting for nearly 50 per cent of the total wind power installations. The
other locations in Gujarat where Suzlon has installations are in the districts of
Jamnagar, Porbandar, Rajkot and Bhavnagar.
Speaking on this achievement, Mr Rohit Modi, CEO India and emerging
markets, Suzlon Energy Limited, said: Suzlon is proud to be playing such a vital
role in powering the state of Gujarat through sustainable energy solutions. Suzlon
credits this achievement to the trust, support and encouragement of the state
government, customers, policy makers, state power utilities, suppliers and local
communities who have played a vital role in bringing this dream project to fruition.
The Kutch wind park is a powerful illustration of how Suzlon serves its customers
and the communities we work in. We take this opportunity to renew our commitment
to Gujarat and to harness the incredible wind potential in the state.
This wind park lights up the lives of the local community through Suzlon Foundations
interventions. Implemented under Suzlons commitment to sustainable development,
the Foundation has positively impacted more than 6,000 families in over 79 villages
in the Kutch district, through initiatives like water conservation, revitalization of
Kutch craft, employment for differently able individuals, and tree plantation as well
as community organization and education support.
Suzlons maiden project for this wind park was initiated in August 2005 at Changdai
site in Gujarat. The wind park comprises Suzlons entire product portfolio ranging
from the 600 kW model to the latest S9X 2.1 MW series.
The wind park includes a cluster of wind farm sites spread across the Kutch district
namely Nanisindholi, Suthri, Jakhau, Amaliyara, Vanku, Lathedi, Jamanvada, Sinoi &