April 20, 2011
Suzlon receives 50.4 MW order from Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd.
- GSFCs total wind power capacity to be 123.4 MW after project completion
- Fifth order from GSFC
Pune: Suzlon Group, one of the worlds leading and Indias largest wind turbine
manufacturer, has announced the signing of an order with Gujarat State Fertilizers &
Chemicals Limited (GSFC) to set up, operate and maintain wind energy projects totaling
to 50.4 MW in Gujarat. GSFC is a leading state Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) in
Gujarat in the field of fertilizers and chemicals.
The projects, utilising 24 units of Suzlons S882.1 MW wind turbine, will be set up
in wind farms operated by Suzlon in the Rajkot and Surendranagar districts of Gujarat.
This is GSFCs fifth order with Suzlon and is scheduled for completion and commissioning
by September 2011.
The new projects will increase GSFCs total wind power capacity to 123.4 MW. GSFC
currently has existing projects of 73 MW in Gujarat located in the Kutch and Porbandar
districts. GSFCs 10 MW project at Bada village in the Kutch district is the companys first
wind energy project to be successfully registered under the UN Clean Development
Mechanism (CDM), earning carbon credits. Other projects are in the process of being
Speaking on the order Mr. Tulsi R Tanti, founder, Chairman and Managing
Director, Suzlon Group said: This repeat order underlines the trust our customers
have in quality and reliability our products and best in-class services. We are proud of
GSFCs renewable energy initiatives and look forward to strengthening our relationship.
Gujarat Governments commitment towards sustainable development is truly
commendable. The strong policy regime in the state creates a very favorable
environment to develop a low-carbon economy. GSFC is Gujarats leading PSU and their
conscious choice of wind energy to reduce their carbon footprint and mitigate climate
change showcases the states dedication.