January 16, 2010
Suzlon enters Swedish wind market
Order for 4.2 MW through two Suzlon S88-2.1 MW wind turbines
Pune/Aarhus: Suzlon Wind Energy A/S (SWEAS), the international business arm of Suzlon
Energy Limited broke new ground with its first order in Sweden. The order from Triventus
AB, the highly respected wind power developer and consultant in Sweden, comprises of two
S88-2.1 MW wind turbines. The 4.2 MW Assjö project, located 150 km from Göteborg and
Stockholm, will be delivered by SWEAS through a contract that covers engineering,
procurement and construction.
The project will be sold to Svensk Vindkorporativ Ek. Forening (SVEF), an active local wind
power corporative after six months of operation. Suzlon will also sign service and
maintenance partnership agreement with Triventus Energiteknik AB, subsidiary of Triventus
AB, which will be applicable to future Suzlon projects in Sweden as well to ensure fast
turnaround time and flexible service.
Sweden is a high potential wind market with more than 1,000 MW wind power already
installed making it the tenth largest installed base for wind within Europe. However, with
almost 3,000 MW more expected to be installed by 2013, and new orders of over 1,000 MW
over 2008-09 alone, Sweden ranks as the sixth largest wind market in Europe.
In 2009, the Swedish Government set forth an integrated climate and energy policy for up
to 2020. This forms the most ambitious climate and energy policy ever presented by a
European country and proposes highly ambitious targets including that half of Swedens
energy coming from renewable sources in 2020; Swedens net emissions of greenhouse
gases being equal to zero by the middle of the century with a 40 percent greenhouse gas
emissions reduction target for 2020.
Speaking on the order, Mr. Erik Winther Pedersen - CEO, Suzlon Wind Energy A/S
said, This is our first step into the exciting and promising Swedish wind market. We are
very happy to take this step in partnership with Triventus AB laying the foundation for a
strong future. We believe this is an example of our commitment and capabilities that allow
us to create solutions that are optimized to the market conditions and our customers
Mr. Gert-Olof Holst - Managing Director, Triventus AB, said, The project called for
flexible wind turbine suppliers with an open profile towards operations and maintenance
system and technology and Suzlon has worked very hard to meet our needs perfectly. We
are confident of their products and services, and look forward to a mutually rewarding
relationship in the long term.
Speaking on the order, Mr. Sumant Sinha - COO Suzlon Energy Limited said, This
marks the beginning of Suzlons establishment in Sweden which with its far reaching vision
on climate change and energy presents a very exciting market opportunity for us. This new
order testifies to our customer centricity, and we look forward to expanding our footprint in
Sweden and the world over."