October 5, 2012
Suzlon partners in Surat Municipal Corporations green drive
- Repeat order from Surat Municipal Corporation
- Increases Surat Municipal Corporations total wind portfolio to 11.4 MW
Pune: Suzlon Group, the world's fifth* largest wind turbine supplier, announced its
second consecutive order from Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) to set up, operate
and maintain a 8.4 MW wind energy project in Gujarat. SMC holds the unique
distinction of being Indias first civic body to set up a wind power project in the
country and sets an example for other civic bodies across the country.
The contract was awarded through the tender process. The project will comprise of
four units of Suzlons S95 - 2.1 MW wind turbine and will be commissioned in early
Suzlon supplied a maiden 3 MW wind power project in 2010 for the SMC in Adodar,
Gujarat. The new project will augment SMCs existing wind power portfolio to 11.4
MW. Once commissioned, the project will help SMC to reduce its carbon footprint by
eliminating approximately 15,000 tones of CO2 emissions per-annum.
Speaking on the order Mr. Jatin Shah, City Engineer Surat Municipal
Corporation, said: This green energy endeavor aligns with our strategy to be
socially and environmentally committed. Through this initiative, we not only aim to
reduce our energy costs, but also adopt sustainable energy pathways. We have
immense trust in Suzlons expertise and service capabilities to deliver endtoend
solutions in wind energy that precisely suit our needs. We see Suzlon as a long-term
partner in our green energy endeavors.
Mr Rohit Modi, CEO India and emerging markets, Suzlon Energy Limited,
said: Suzlon is happy to be partnering with the Surat Municipal Corporation for the
second time in supporting them towards fulfilling their commitment towards being an
environmentally responsible civic body. We are proud to be a part of Gujarats
strategy to create a future-ready low carbon economy and look forward to
strengthening this relationship in future. Suzlon has been a market leader in India
for the past 13 years in a row, in Gujarat we have installed over 1.5 GW and has
built the largest wind farm in the country at Kutch.