April 7, 2011
Suzlon GL Renewables mark decade of excellence in wind
Pune/Chennai: Suzlon Group, one of the worlds leading wind turbine companies, and GL
Renewables Certification, a leading wind energy certification body, marked ten years of
successful collaboration in a ceremony at the Wind Power India 2011 conference.
Speaking on the body of work that began with GL Renewables Certification issuing the first
Type Certificate for Suzlons wind turbine types S33 300kW and 350kW in 2001, Mr. Tulsi
R. Tanti, Chairman and Managing Director Suzlon Group said: This has been a
remarkable journey for us. GL Renewables has been a partner to us in the truest sense,
helping us meet and exceed standards of excellence in our journey to become one of the
top wind turbine companies in the world. From our first 350 kW machines, which in those
days were among the largest and most advanced, to the latest addition to our portfolio - the
S9X suite of 2 MW-class turbines GL has helped guide and shape our technological
This is a relationship that has stood the test of time, and we look forward to a long, fruitful
association in the years to come.
A Type Certificate confirms that a wind turbine complies with certification guidelines for
wind turbines around design, prototype measurements and exemplary manufacturing
evaluation. Between 2001 and 2011, GL Renewables has issued 50 Type Certificates, 100
Statements of Compliance and 350 Certification Reports to Suzlon Energy Ltd.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Andreas Schroeter, Senior Vice President GL Renewables
Certification, said: "In our decade of cooperation, Suzlon and GL shared so many
experiences, accomplished so many state-of-the-art projects and exceeded even our own
high quality standards to establish both of our companies as thought leaders in the wind
energy industry worldwide. We are now even more excited to see what many more decades
of collaboration and partnership will bring."
Suzlons first full-fledged design, the S64, 1 MW-class turbine received its GL type certificate
in 2003, followed by the S88 2 MW-class in 2006. Over the years, 51 GL-engineers were
involved in Suzlons global projects, which today stand at over 15,000 MW of total