Suzlon wins $251M order from Techno Electric
Suzlon Energy received a US$ 251 million order from Kolkata based Techno Electric Group, for over 202.2 MW wind power projects.
Techno Electric combines heavy engineering and light construction capabilities across India’s power generation, transmission and distribution segments. With a clear focus on green energy, the Group has emerged as an independent power producer with operational wind power projects of more than 95 MW, set-up and operated by Suzlon, in the states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
The Group plans to scale up its wind power assets further and has signed a business agreement with Suzlon, as its preferred supplier, for development of 500 MW of new capacity. The 202 MW order is part of this agreement and is the single largest deal signed by an IPP customer in the wind power sector of India.
The order comprises of 24 units of Suzlon’s S88 2.1 MW wind turbine generators , 34 units of Suzlon’s S82 1.5 MW WTGs and 48 units of Suzlon’s new S95 2.1 MW WTGs.
The first phase of 101.4 MW will be commissioned in the state of Tamil Nadu by June 2011. The second phase of 100.8 MW will be commissioned by December 2011.
“We are very satisfied with the performance of our existing 95.45 MW of wind energy projects set-up and operated by Suzlon, and decided to further strengthen our association with this new order. We did a diligent evaluation of various options on the basis of life cycle value contribution to ably support our ambitious 500 MW development plan. Suzlon was the obvious choice with its proven performance, reliable technology, established end-to-end solution capabilities and great customer service. We count on the expertise of India’s leading wind power player in our endeavor to become a major wind power IPP in India,” said Mr. P. P. Gupta, Managing Director, Techno Electric and Engineering Company Limited.