January 11, 2010

Order for 4.2 MW through two Suzlon S88-2.1 MW wind turbines

  • Third order to Suzlon from Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Limited (GACL)
  • GACL’s total wind power portfolio to increase to 83.75 MW
  • Part of GACL’s goal of switching completely from ‘black’ to green power

Pune: Suzlon Energy Limited (SEL), the world’s third leading* and India’s largest wind
turbine manufacturer, has won a repeat order from Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Limited
(GACL) to set up, operate and maintain a 21 MW wind energy project at Maliya Miyana, in
the Rajkot district in the state of Gujarat, India. The project will comprise of 14 units of
Suzlon’s S82 - 1.5 MW wind turbines.

The project, GACL’s third with Suzlon, is scheduled for completion and commissioning by
end of March, 2010, and will capitalize on the subsequent high wind season. The power
generated from this project will be wheeled for GACL’s captive consumption. The project
increases GACL’s total wind power capacity to 83.75 MW - adding 21 MW to the 62.75 MW
already operational in two wind farms in the Kutch district of Gujarat.

GACL’s existing wind projects have been under the process of registration under the Clean
Development Mechanism (CDM) with UN Framework for Climate Change (UNFCC), the
company has already earned 85,493 Carbon Emission Reductions (CERs) certificates in FY
2008-09 from other green power initiatives. GACL also plans to register this new project
under the CDM.

Speaking on the new project, Mr. Guruprasad Mohapatra, IAS, Managing Director -
GACL said: “We are an organization with a ‘green attitude’ and have an undying
commitment towards the environment. We recognize that conventional power generated
from fossil fuel has been the major source of CO2 emissions causing climate change - and
have decided to gradually replace conventional ‘black’ power with the green alternatives
such as wind in all our operations, as a step towards the reduction of carbon emissions and
mitigating global warming.”

GACL, promoted by the Government of Gujarat, is India’s leading producer of Caustic Soda
& Chlorine with a diversified basket of 26 products and two state-of-the-art manufacturing
facilities in Vadodara and Dahej in Gujarat. GACL’s foray in to wind energy comes guided by
their vision statement: ‘To continue to be identified and recognized as a dynamic, modern
and eco-friendly chemical company with enduring ethics and values’.

Added Mr. Mohapatra: “This project builds on the success of our existing wind energy
project executed by Suzlon. We have experienced first-hand Suzlon’s reliable products, their
efficient execution, operations and maintenance capabilities and close collaborative
approach in working with us. We look forward to making the new project a complete

Speaking on the project Mr. I. C. Mangal, President, Business Development (India)-
Suzlon, said: “GACL is Gujarat’s leading state PSU. We take pride in our association with
GACL and look forward to strengthening this relationship in future. Suzlon has been a
market leader in India for the past 11 years in a row which is a testimony of the trust shown
by eminent customers like GACL. We make an unfaltering commitment to our customers,
and the result is seen in the number of repeat orders we have won. We are sincerely
grateful to all our stakeholders for their faith in Suzlon”

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