April 6, 2010
Suzlon receives 18 MW repeat order from Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd.
Third order to Suzlon from Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd. (GSFC)
GSFCs total wind power portfolio will increase to 40 MW
Pune: Suzlon Energy Limited (SEL), the worlds third leading* and Indias largest wind
turbine manufacturer, has won a repeat order from Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals
Ltd. (GSFC) to set up, operate and maintain an 18 MW wind energy project at Adodar site in
the Porbandar district of the state of Gujarat, India. The project will comprise of 12 units of
Suzlons S82 - 1.5 MW wind turbines.
GSFC is one of Gujarats leading state Public Sector Undertakings (PSU) in the field of
fertilizers and chemicals, with a diversified portfolio of 24 brands. The project, GSFCs third
with Suzlon, is scheduled for completion and commissioning by June, 2010. The project
increases GSFCs total wind power capacity to 40 MW - adding 18 MW to the already
existing 22 MW project in the Kutch district.
The project will generate power for GSFCs captive consumption. GSFC will enter into an
Energy Wheeling Agreement (EWA) with Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation Ltd. and
the power generated will be wheeled for utilization at their facilities in Fertilizernagar, near
Vadodara. GSFC also plans to register this new project under the Clean Development
Speaking on the project Mr. Ashok DSa, President South Asia and Middle East,
Suzlon Energy Limited, said: It gives us great pride to partner with leading state PSUs
like GSFC, who are committed to the vision of powering development through sustainable
energy and the mitigation of climate change. This is GSFCs third project with Suzlon, and
underlines the trust placed by our customers in us, making us the market leader in India for
the past 11 years. It also highlights Gujarats place as one of the most important growth
markets for wind power in India.
Suzlon in India
Suzlon is the leader in the Indian wind energy stage, maintaining market leadership with
~50 per cent market share for 11 years consecutively. Suzlon offers the concept-tocommissioning
business model to wind energy investors in India providing a
comprehensive suite of services from turbine supply, to EPC, lifetime operations and
maintenance, and other value added services covering the entire value chain. The success
of the model is seen in Suzlons rapid growth in India with over 40 sites across eight
states, and an installed base of over 4,800 MW and a customer portfolio that features the
leaders of Indian industry.
Suzlon has ranked as the leading wind player in the state of Gujarat with a cumulative
market share of more than 56%, and more than 930 MW installed across the state. Suzlons
Kutch wind park in Gujarat is the largest in Asia with over 800 MW of capacity installed and