October 5, 2011
Suzlon receives 25.5 MW order from GAIL (India) Limited
- The Navratna Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) looks forward to expand its wind energy portfolio
- GAILs third wind energy project with Suzlon
- Project slated for commissioning in Karnataka
Pune: Suzlon Energy Limited, the world's fifth largest* wind turbine supplier, has
announced its third consecutive order from GAIL - Asia's number one and the
world's number two gas utility company, and one of the 'Navaratna' public sector
undertakings of the Government of India. The order comprises 17 units of Suzlon's
S82 - 1.5 MW wind turbines, to be commissioned in Karnataka in 2012.
This is GAIL's third wind energy project order placed with Suzlon. GAIL's previous
two projects are located in Gujarat. The first 4.5 MW project, comprising Suzlon's S-
82 1.5 MW wind turbines, was commissioned in March 2010, and the second 14.7
MW project is currently under execution. These two projects cater to fulfill GAIL's
captive power requirements. The new project, in the state of Karnataka, will sell the
power generated to a local power distribution company under a long-term power
purchase 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: "As one of India's premier players in the energy
sector, GAIL has always exhibited exemplary commitment and support towards the
cause of renewable energy sources and its role in environmental sustainability. We
are delighted at the trust and faith GAIL has in Suzlon's technological and service
delivery capabilities. We also look forward to a long-term mutually beneficial
association with GAIL".