July 8, 2009
Suzlon receives repeat order from China
- Repeat order for 40 units of S.64 1.25 MW turbine
- Consolidate its presence in China wind Energy market
China: Suzlon Energy (Tianjin) Limited a subsidiary of Suzlon Energy Limited (SEL), Indias leading
and worlds fifth largest wind power solution Company; consolidated its presence in the China
wind energy market with another order for 50 MW. The contract, for 40 units of 1.25MW capacity,
was signed with the Honiton Energy Group (Honiton).
Honiton is a private project developer, which has been very active in the market and has secured
significant amount of new development rights in Inner Mongolia, with several thousand MW of
projects development in China. It is the only foreign investor in China who fully owns developed
Suzlon has installed 100 MW for Honiton so far and this order will take that figure to 150MW. All
the three projects use Suzlon wind turbines making it now the 3rd Suzlon order from Honiton.
China is one of the worlds fastest growing markets with an ambitious renewable energy target of
15 GW by 2010 and 100 GW by 2020.
Speaking about the order, Mr. Paulo Soares CEO Suzlon Energy Tianjin Ltd said: This order
represents an important step to continue our great relationship with Honiton which started since
their inception in the Chinese Market.
China, despite the fast growth and huge size, is indeed a difficult market to sell wind turbines in.
This order is a huge achievement in that backdrop and we are proud of our association with
Honiton said Mr. Sumant Sinha, COO of SEL.
Adding further comment, Mr. Paul Eveleigh, CEO of Honiton Energy Group of Companies said: We
are committed to consistency and high performance which says it all for this third order with
Suzlon. Having closely worked together with Suzlon China for more than three years now has
made them a go-to provider for Honitons projects that require delivery flexibility to adjust to
Chinas dynamic power market.