November 21, 2011
Suzlon receives 23 MW order from GAIL (India) Limited
- GAIL places its fourth order with Suzlon, to be commissioned in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu
- GAILs total wind power capacity with Suzlon will exceed 67 MW
Pune: Suzlon Energy Limited, the worlds fifth largest* wind turbine supplier, has
announced its fourth consecutive order from GAIL Asias number one and the
worlds number two gas utility company, and one the Navratna public sector
undertakings (PSU) of the Government of India. The order consists of 11 units of
Suzlons S88 2.1 MW wind turbines, to be commissioned in the states of Tamil
Nadu and Karnataka by the end of the financial year 201112.
This is GAILs fourth order with Suzlon, with first two projects located in Gujarat. The
first 4.5 MW project, comprising Suzlons S82 1.5MW turbines, was commissioned
in March 2010, and the second 14.7 MW project is currently under execution. A part
of these projects is meant to fulfill GAILs captive power requirement, with the
remainder for power sales to the respective local power distribution utilities. The sale
of the power generated to the local power distribution utilities will be under the long
term purchase power agreement (PPA) at the fixed preferential feedin tariff.
Speaking on the order, Mr. Tulsi R. Tanti, founder, Chairman and Managing
Director, Suzlon Group, said: We are very pleased to announce our fourth order
from GAIL, a Navaratna PSU that has led the way with its approach to climate
change mitigation and renewable energy.
This order underscores our position as a partner-of-choice for large wind investors
in India. With the strength of our future development pipeline, our customized endto-end
offerings and our long term service capabilities, we are the best positioned to
take advantage of the rapid growth of the Indian wind market. As we look ahead, we
are very confident that we will maintain our leadership position in what is one of the
most vibrant wind energy markets in the world today.