July 15, 2010
Suzlon receives 37.8 MW order from Serum Institute of India Ltd.
- Repeat order from Poonawalla Group
- Capacity will be supplied in 18 units of S88 2.1 MW
Pune: Suzlon Energy Limited (SEL), the worlds third leading* and Indias largest wind
turbine manufacturer, has won a order from Serum Institute of India Limited to set up,
operate and maintain a 37.8 megawatt (MW) project at Jaibhim in Dhule-Nandurbar wind
park in Maharashtra. The project will comprise of 18 units of Suzlons S88 - 2.1 MW wind
turbines - enough to power more than 8,000 households.
Serum Institute of India Limited (wholly owned by the Poonawalla Group) has made great
strides from its humble beginnings in 1966; today, they are established as the world's
largest producer of Measles and DTP group of vaccines. The project is Poonawalla Groups
second order with Suzlon and is set to be commissioned by March 2011.
Dr. Cyrus S. Poonawalla, Chairman, Serum Institute said: In all our initiatives we
have partnered with the best and this is no exception. We believe that Suzlon with its rich
experience will help Serum in its goal to contribute to the conservation of environment at
large. We have complete faith in Suzlons reliable technology, efficient execution and close
collaborative approach and we look forward to building a successful project.
Mr. Tulsi R Tanti, Chairman and Managing Director, Suzlon Energy Limited, said,
The Poonawalla Group has been a visionary in many fields and green energy is no
exception. This is the second order by them and it brings to the forefront their commitment
to utilize wind energy across all their operations. It also highlights our value proposition and
ability to deliver across all industry verticals. We acknowledge with gratitude the confidence
reposed by Serum in Suzlon and look forward to strengthening our relationship with the