January 28, 2013
Suzlon Group wins 22 MW repeat order from Sri Kumarswamy Mineral Exports Private Limited.
- Order comprises Suzlons S88 and S66 make turbines
- Project to be commissioned in Tamil Nadu by end of FY13
- Project takes SKMEPLs wind portfolio to 51 MW
Pune: Suzlon Group, the worlds fifth leading* and Indias largest wind turbine
manufacturer has signed a contract for a 21.75 MW project with Sri Kumarswamy
Mineral Exports Private Limited (SKMEPL), Bellary. The project comprises nine units
of Suzlons S66 1.25 MW and five units of Suzlons S88 2.1 MW wind turbines.
The project is set to be commissioned in the Dindigul and Tirunelveli district of Tamil
Nadu by the end of March 2013.
Sri Kumarswamy Mineral Exports Private Limited has an existing installed capacity of
29.25 MW from wind energy projects solely developed by Suzlon, operating in sites
across Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra. This new order will augment Sri
Kumarswamy Mineral Exports Private Limiteds existing renewable energy portfolio to
Speaking on the order, Mr. Shantesh Gureddi, Managing Director, Sri
Kumarswamy Mineral Exports Private Limited said: In addition to the
environmental benefits, wind energy is also a very good long term investment
avenue for us. We intend to capitalize on its multiple revenue offerings and value
creation opportunities through this project. We see Suzlon, with its decade plus
leadership of the Indian wind sector, as the right, long - term partner in our
expanding wind energy business.
Speaking on the order, Mr Rohit Modi, CEO India and emerging markets,
Suzlon Energy Limited, said: We are delighted to be working again with Sri
Kumarswamy Mineral Exports Private Limited. Indias wind market is unique in its
mix of customers and we strive to meet the varied requirements of each of them.
This repeat order demonstrates the confidence our customers have in our products
and service capabilities.
Both the S66 & S88 products have an impressive track record globally with
installations of over 2900 and 2500 units respectively. These technologically proven
turbines are designed to harness power efficiently from moderate and low wind
regimes, making projects economically viable across more sites and markets.