October 6, 2009
Suzlon wins 57 MW repeat order
Order from Turkish-utility major Ayen Enerji
Pune: Suzlon Energy Limited (SEL), the worlds third leading* and Indias largest wind
turbine manufacturer, announced the signing of a repeat order for 57 MW with Ayen
Enerji of Turkey. The order will be supplied with 27 units of Suzlon S88 2.1 MW
turbine, to be installed at the Seferihisar and Mordogan projects in east Turkey.
Speaking on the order, Mr. Erik Winter Pedersen, CEO of Suzlon Wind Energy AS, the
Europe-marketing arm of the company stated: We are extremely pleased to partner
with Ayen Enerji with this repeat order. This order underlines the reliability and
bankability of our product, and the close-partnership we offer to our customers making
for a compelling value proposition.
Ayen Enerji is one of Turkeys major utilities with principal focus on production,
distribution and sale of electricity. Together with its subsidiaries, The Company has
three hydroelectric and one natural gas power plants, with total annual capacity of
nearly 1.2 billion kWh.
Speaking on the order, Mr. Sumant Sinha, COO Suzlon Energy Limited said: Turkey
is one of the key emerging wind markets in Europe and our relationship with Ayen
Enerji puts us on a strong footing to take advantage of the considerable potential of
Turkey has an estimated wind energy potential of 53 TWh/year. Renewable energy has
strong national support with a target of achieving 12% of all power production from
renewables by 2010, translating to an estimated target of 12,000 MW from wind.
(Source: Emerging Energy Research: European Wind Power, June 2006.)