January 19, 2009
Suzlon enters Sri Lankan wind market
Secures order for 10 MW wind farm project
Pune: Suzlon Energy Ltd., the worlds fifth leading and Indias largest wind turbine
manufacturer*, announced market entry into Sri Lanka with an order to supply 10 MW
of wind turbine capacity to a project developed by Senok Wind Power Pvt. Ltd. The
project, supplied with eight units of Suzlons S64 1.25 MW wind turbines, will come
up in the Kalpitiya region of Sri Lanka. Supply of turbines to the project will commence
in FY09, with project completion slated for FY10.
The order marks key firsts for Sri Lankas wind energy sector, as the first project to
feature megawatt-class turbines, and also the first project by a private developer.
Sri Lankas Senok Group is a diversified business conglomerate with businesses
ranging from construction machinery, automotives, infrastructure development, tea,
haulage to mining. The group has an established presence in the clean energy space
with investments in mini-hydro projects.
Speaking on the order, Mr. Rohit Modi, President (India) - Suzlon Energy Limited, said:
This is a key new order for Suzlon. We are very pleased to partner with one of Sri
Lankas leading business conglomerate for this project. Sri Lanka has considerable
potential for wind and other renewables, and a great need for power to drive growth.
We believe there is a bright future for wind energy in Sri Lanka and have an exclusive
partnership in this region with Senok Group.