November 2, 2010
Chinese delegation visits Suzlons India facilities
High ranking Chinese delegation of senior government officials and industry
representatives visit Suzlon Groups Corporate Headquarter - One Earth and
manufacturing facilities in India
Pune: A delegation of senior Chinese Government officials and power company
representatives visited the corporate headquarters and facilities of Suzlon
Energy Limited (SEL), the worlds third leading* and Indias largest wind turbine
manufacturer on 29th Oct 2010.
The delegation consisted of high ranking Chinese government officials from the
National Energy Administration, headed by Mr. Liu Qi, Deputy Administrator
with the equivalent rank of Vice Minister.
Other officials in the delegation include Mr. Wang Jun, Director-General of the
Department of New and Renewable Energy, Mr. Yao Xinguo, Deputy DirectorGeneral
of the Department of General Affairs, and Mr. Liang Zhipeng, Division
Director in the Department of New and Renewable Energy.
Leading Chinese power companies such as China Longyuan Power and China
Guangdong Nuclear Power were also part of the delegation.
The delegation visited Suzlons One Earth, the companys corporate
headquarters in Pune, on 29th October 2010 and Suzlons manufacturing facilities
at Padubidri, near Mangalore. The facility has an annual capacity of 1,500 MW
and produces rotor blades, nacelles, nacelle covers and nose cones.
The delegation was in India to participate in the Delhi International Renewable
Energy Conference (DIREC) 2010. Hosted by the Government of India, this
global ministerial-level conference brings together governments, the private
sector and civil society, to jointly address the goal of advancing renewable
India and China are key emerging markets with abundant renewable energy
resources such as hydropower, wind and solar energy. China is the worlds
largest market for wind energy with an installed capacity of 35 GW while Indias
installed capacity for wind energy stands at 11 GW.
With 37 per cent of the worlds population and rapid industrial growth leading to
escalating demand for power, energy consumption in both countries is expected
to increase rapidly in the next decades or so. With this view, India and China
have set firm targets to increase their share of new and renewable energy,
reaffirming their commitment to drive the fight against climate change. China is
aiming to increase its share of non-fossil energy to 15% by 2020 while India has
set a target to increase its share of renewable energy to 15% by 2020.
Speaking on the visit, Mr. Liu Qi, Deputy Administrator of National Energy
Administration said: We are delighted that Suzlon has extended a welcome to
us to visit their facilities in India. We were impressed with Suzlons state of the
art facilities and its employees. Suzlon is a global multinational organisation with
proven expertise in R&D, technology and a comprehensive range of services
from integrated project management to installation and commissioning and full
service support for wind farm operations. Suzlon has adapted very well to
understanding the needs of the Chinese wind energy market and has
demonstrated its commitment to China with investments in its manufacturing
facility at Tianjin and product development for the Chinese market, thus is well
positioned to be a part of the Chinese renewable energy landscape.
Mr. Tulsi Tanti, the founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Suzlon
said: The Chinese Government leads the world in commitment to renewables.
Nowhere else have such aggressive targets been set, and indeed, surpassed.
China has created the worlds largest wind market in just a few short years. The
sheer size of the market and its incredible growth rate makes the Chinese
market among the most exciting in the world for us. Suzlon is a multinational
corporation but with a clear focus on our local roots, identity and offering. In
China, we are a Chinese company we have a local supply chain, local
manufacturing facility and a local workforce making a truly Chinese product. We
are committed to China and see a strong future for us in the countrys wind
market in the years to come.