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
  • GAIL’s total wind power capacity with Suzlon will exceed 67 MW

Pune: Suzlon Energy Limited, the world’s fifth largest* wind turbine supplier, has
announced its fourth consecutive order from GAIL – Asia’s number one and the
world’s 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
Suzlon’s S88 – 2.1 MW wind turbines, to be commissioned in the states of Tamil
Nadu and Karnataka by the end of the financial year 2011–12.

This is GAIL’s fourth order with Suzlon, with first two projects located in Gujarat. The
first 4.5 MW project, comprising Suzlon’s 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 GAIL’s 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 feed–in 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.”

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