October 11, 2011
Suzlon wins second Sri Lanka order
- Repeat order from Sri Lankan conglomerate Senok Group
- Order for 10 units of the S88 - 2.1 MW turbine, aggregating to 21 MW
- New order takes Senoks wind portfolio to over 31 MW
Pune: Suzlon Energy Limited (SEL), worlds fifth largest* and Indias largest wind turbine
manufacturer, won a repeat order from Senok to supply 10 units of Suzlons S88 - 2.1 MW
wind turbine generators, aggregating to 21 MW of wind power capacity. The project will be
commissioned in two phases and be completed by May 2012.
Speaking on the order Mr Noel Selvanayagam, President, Senok Group, said: This new
order underlines Senok Groups strategic focus on wind energy. We take pride in being the
pioneer in commercial wind power projects in Sri Lanka. We are happy to once again
partner with Suzlon for this new project and count on Suzlons collaborative approach and
time tested service capabilities to continue our endeavor towards a greener tomorrow.
Mr Tulsi R. Tanti, Chairman and Managing Director, Suzlon Group, said: This repeat
order underlines Suzlons strong value proposition - offering expertise and flexible solutions
- from concept to commissioning to meet our customers unique needs across diverse
geographies and wind regimes. This island nation has considerable potential for wind, and a
great need for power to drive its economic growth. We at Suzlon look forward to building
great synergies in partnership with the Senok Group in Sri Lanka.
Suzlon has previously supplied a 10 MW wind project to the Senok Group, the order marked
key firsts for Sri Lankas wind energy sector as the first project to feature megawatt class
turbines, and also the first project by any private developer in the island nation. The new 21
MW project will come up alongside the existing project site in the Puttalm district of Sri
Senok Group, is a diversified business conglomerate of Sri Lanka with interests across
construction machinery, automotives, infrastructure development, tea, haulage and mining.
The Group has an established presence in the clean energy space with its wind portfolio and
investments in mini hydro projects.