December 9, 2009
Suzlon wins 31.5 MW order with Rajasthan State Mines and Minerals Ltd.
- Seventh order from Rajasthan State Mines and Minerals Ltd. (RSMML)
- Single largest order of 15 units of S88 - 2.1 MW wind turbines in Rajasthan; S88 largest turbine in India
- Increases RSMMLs total wind portfolio to 106 MW
Pune: Suzlon Energy Ltd.- the world's third largest wind turbine maker with 12.3% of
global market share* - today announced securing a seventh order from Rajasthan State
Mines and Minerals Ltd for 31.5 MW of capacity. The order comprises of 15 units of Suzlons
S88 2.1 MW wind turbines to be installed at the Tejuva site in Jaisalmer district of
Rajasthan; where Suzlon has more than 500 MW of wind turbines capacity already
operational for different customers.
This 31.5 MW order is the biggest order for the S88 - 2.1 MW turbines for installation in
Rajasthan, and the project once complete is estimated to generate enough electricity to
power over 6,000 households.
RSMML, a Rajasthan State PSU involved in production and marketing of non-metallic
minerals is one of Indias leading and progressive companies in the sector. The company
entered the energy sector with a commitment to renewable energy and a goal to achieve
100 MW of wind power capacity by 2010. With this order set for commissioning by March,
2010, RSMML is set to achieve the target well ahead of schedule.
Speaking on the order, Mr. Sanjay Malhotra, Managing Director of RSMML, stated:
Reversing the effects of climate change through reduction of carbon emission is integral to
our vision. We found the solution in wind energy and have invested in several projects over
the past eight years making us a leading producer of renewable energy in the state of
Rajasthan. We are pleased to continue our partnership with Suzlon in this endeavor. Their
turbines are reliable and they provide satisfactory service.
Speaking on the order, Mr. I.C. Mangal, President - Business Development (India),
said: RSMML is an exemplary PSU; it is a leader in clean energy generation in the state of
Rajasthan and has continuously demonstrated its commitment to reduce carbon emission
levels over the past decade. This repeat order their seventh with Suzlon - underlines their
faith in the Suzlon value proposition, in terms of technology, product and people. We take
pride in our long association with RSMML - which now features our smallest turbines to the
largest - and look forward to strengthening this relationship.
RSMML has secured Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) registration for its past wind
energy projects, and have initiated the process of registration for this new project with
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC).