February 5, 2008
Suzlon signs new Australian order for 56.7 MW of capacity
Mumbai: Suzlon Energy Limited (SEL), the worlds fifth leading and Indias largest
wind turbine manufacturer announced the signing of new order in Australia. The
contract, for 56.7 MW of capacity, was signed with Melbournes Pacific Hydro Limited
by the companys Australia-operations arm Suzlon Energy Australia Pty Ltd (SEA).
Speaking on the order Mr. Dan Kofoed Hansen, CEO SEA, said: We are very
pleased to partner with Pacific Hydro to deliver Clements Gap. We have worked with
Pacific Hydro over a long period to see this project to fruition, and are very excited
that it is now under way. Pacific Hydro is a well respected player in the Australian wind
industry and their choice of Suzlon demonstrates our ability to deliver wind farm
solutions to the exacting expectations of our customers. We are looking to continue
our success and assume and even larger role on Australias wind energy stage.
The contract, calls for the delivery of 27 units of Suzlon S88 2.1 MW wind turbine,
translating to 56.7MW of capacity. The project, named Clements Gap Wind Farm, is
to be constructed in South Australia, approximately 250 kilometers north of Adelaide.
The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, and
a five year maintenance contract and is scheduled for completion in early 2010.
Pacific Hydro CEO, Rob Grant welcomed the opportunity to partner with Suzlon. This is
Pacific Hydros first project announcement since the Australian Federal Government
committed to increase renewable energy targets to 20% by 2020. Suzlon has a
reputation for delivering high quality products in Australia and around the world. With
an invigorated Australian market we look forward to having a productive relationship
with Suzlon in the future.
With its plentiful windy sites and a growing economy, we believe Australia is key
market for wind energy. We are very proud to partner with Pacific Hydro to deliver the
economically profitable and environmentally sustainable benefits of wind energy to
Australia, stated, Mr. Andre Horbach CEO, Suzlon Group.