February 2, 2009
Suzlon secures 113 MW Australia Order
- Supply agreement for 54 x S88 2.1 MW turbines
- AGL places third repeat order
Pune: Suzlon Energy Limited - the world's fifth largest wind turbine maker with 10.5%
of global market share* announced today the entering of an agreement between AGL
Energy Limited and the companys Australian operations arm Suzlon Energy
Australia Pty Ltd.
The Supply Agreement calls for the delivery of 54 units of Suzlons S88 - 2.1 MW wind
turbine generators (WTGs), translating to 113.4 MW of capacity, into Australia in 2009.
The turbines will be used in AGLs pipeline of projects in Australia. This agreement
builds on the existing strong relationship between Suzlon and AGL that offers mutual
Dan Hansen, CEO of Suzlon Energy Australia, said: We are very pleased to enter
into another repeat order with AGL and continue the excellent relationship between our
organisations, based on mutual trust, respect and sharing of values. This order is
testament to AGLs confidence in Suzlons product and our local teams expertise and
capability to deliver renewable power plant solutions throughout Australia.
AGL Energy is Australias leading energy provider with over 3.4 million natural gas and
electricity accounts, and the only Australian energy producer with a full suite of
renewable generation. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange AGL is an S&P/ASX
50 company with a market capitalisation of about AUS$5.2 billion. The companys
roots go back over170 years to the Australian Gas Light Company.
This third AGL contract awarded to Suzlon will result in a total of 133 units of S88 - 2.1
MW WTGs installed on AGL wind farms. Previous contracts were for the turnkey
delivery of the now fully operational 94.5 MW Hallett Stage-1 wind farm with all 45
WTGs meeting operating expectations, and the 71.4 MW Hallett Stage-2 wind farm
currently under construction, both in South Australia.
Commenting on the order, Mr. Sumant Sinha, COO of Suzlon Energy Limited,
said: The order is a clear validation of Suzlons product, technology and customer
focus. This is AGLs third order with Suzlon, supplied with our S88 2.1 MW turbine.
We are proud to partner with AGL in providing cleaner power and sustainable power
solutions, and look forward to an enduring association in the years to come.