June 16, 2011
Suzlon receives 50.4 MW order from National Aluminium Company Ltd.
- First foray into wind energy by aluminium major
- Project to be commissioned by January, 2012
Mumbai: Suzlon Energy Limited, the worlds fifth largest* wind turbine
manufacturer, announced today a new order from the National Aluminium Company
Limited (NALCO) - Asia's largest integrated aluminum company - to set up, operate
and maintain 50.4 MW of wind energy projects in Andhra Pradesh. The order
comprises 24 units of Suzlons S88 2.1 MW wind turbines which will be set-up in
the Gandikota region, Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh.
This order marks NALCOs entry into the wind energy sector, with this maiden
project scheduled for completion and commissioning by January, 2012. The power
generated will be sold to the state electricity grid. NALCO plans to register the
project under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).
Speaking about the order, Mr. Tulsi R. Tanti, founder, Chairman and Managing
Director Suzlon Group, said: NALCO has been one of Indias leading public
sector firms and Asia's largest integrated aluminium major. Their foray into wind
energy signals yet another visionary step; embracing clean, renewable wind energy
to power a more sustainable tomorrow. We are pleased to partner with NALCO and
look forward to delivering a solution that fulfils the high standards of this pioneering
Incorporated in 1981, as a public sector enterprise of the Government of India,
NALCO is Asia's largest integrated aluminium company, encompassing bauxite
mining, alumina refining, aluminium smelting and casting, power generation, rail and