July 25, 2017

Alfanar Group of Saudi Arabia collaborates with Suzlon for its Renewable Energy foray into India


  • Suzlon secures 50.40 MW maiden order from Alfanar Energy
  • Installation of 24 units of  2.1 MW, S111-90m wind turbine generator(WTG)
  • Project scheduled for completion by March 2018

Pune, India: Suzlon Group, one of the leading global renewable energy solutions provider in the world, has won an order of 50.40 MW wind power project from Riyadh based Alfanar Group. This is a maiden order from Alfanar, for 24 units of S111-90m wind turbine generator, each with a rated capacity of 2.1 MW. The project will be completed by March 2018.

Alfanar Energy is a fully owned subsidiary of the Alfanar Group and has set ambitious targets for the Indian market as an independent power producer (IPP) and developer. The group has allocated resources for setting up 2.2 GWs of renewable energy projects in the next five years and will focus on wind, solar (PV and CSP) and biomass primarily in MENA, India and Southern Africa.

Suzlon will execute the entire project on a turnkey basis and will also provide operation and maintenance services. The project has the potential to provide power to over 27,000 households and reduce 0.10 million tonnes of CO2 emissions per annum.

Mr. Wasim Mallouhi, GM – Development, Alfanar Energy said, “This is our maiden project in the Indian renewable sector and we are happy to work with Suzlon, who are the pioneers of wind technology in the country, besides their project execution capabilities made Alfanar select them for this project. It is our endeavour to provide clean and green energy and have set an ambitious plan to set up 2.2 GW of renewable projects in India, MENA and Africa in the next five years.”

J.P. Chalasani, Group CEO, Suzlon Group said, “We welcome Alfanar Energy to India and into our customer family. Renewable energy market is growing at a robust pace in India. With our two decades of experience, proven technologies, comprehensive product portfolio, and end-to-end solutions along with integrated maintenance and services, Suzlon is best positioned to serve Alfanar’s ambition to capitalize on the growing market opportunities in India.”

The S11X 2.1 MW platform features the time tested Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) technology which is designed to optimally harness available wind resources. It not only delivers higher energy yield, but also offers higher return on investment for customers. 

About Alfanar Group:

Alfanar is a USD 2.5bn turnover company which started operations in 1976 as an EPC Contractor and headquartered at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Alfanar operates construction and manufacturing businesses, design & development centres and a number of facilities in the Middle East, Asia and Europe. In addition to the aforementioned manufacturing capabilities,  Alfanar is one of the largest EPC contractor in Saudi Arabia in power generation, substations, overhead lines and engineering services. It owns the largest engineering firm, Dar Engineering which employs more than 1000 engineers. The other first class subsidiaries of the group like Alfanar Testing & Commissioning or BENA hold the highest market share in the region. For India strategy, Alfanar will be participating in the upcoming central and state tenders to reinforce its presence in Indian renewable market. 

Alfanar Energy – Development:

Alfanar Energy is a 100% subsidiary of Alfanar Group. Alfanar Energy is one of the most active global developers in recent years in the field of renewable energy (PV, CSP and Wind technologies), IWP (Independent Water Projects) and IWWT (Independent Waste Water treatment projects), Conventional Energy power projects (Coal, Petcoke Gas/oil), Biomass, Geothermal and WTE projects. Alfanar Energy solely focused to enrich the value chain of project development inclusive of development, financing, design, engineering, procurement, construction, testing & commissioning and Operation and maintenance for Conventional/renewable/water projects globally. 

Alfanar corporate website: www.alfanar.com

About Suzlon Group:

The Suzlon Group is one of the leading renewable energy solutions providers in the world with an international presence across 18 countries in Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and North and South America. With over two decades of operational track record, the Group has a cumulative installation of approximately 17 GW of wind energy capacity, over 8,500 employees with diverse nationalities and world-class manufacturing facilities. Suzlon is the only Indian wind energy company with a large in-house Research and Development (R&D) set-up in Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and India. Over 11 GW of the Group’s installation is in India, which makes up for ~35% of the country’s wind installations, making Suzlon the largest player in this sector. The company has recently forayed into the solar space. The Group, headquartered at Suzlon One Earth in Pune, India, is comprised of Suzlon Energy Limited and its subsidiaries.

Suzlon corporate website: www.suzlon.com


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