Suzlon Group just announced its second consecutive order from Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) to set up, operate and maintain a 8.4 MW wind energy project in Gujarat. SMC holds the unique distinction of being India’s first civic body to set up a wind power project in the country and sets an example for other civic bodies across the country.
The contract was awarded through the tender process. The project will comprise of four units of Suzlon’s S95 - 2.1 MW wind turbine and will be commissioned in early CY 2013.
Suzlon supplied a maiden 3 MW wind power project in 2010 for the SMC in Adodar, Gujarat. The new project will augment SMC’s existing wind power portfolio to 11.4 MW. Once commissioned, the project will help SMC to reduce its carbon footprint by eliminating approximately 15,000 tones of CO2 emissions per-annum.
Speaking on the order Mr. Jatin Shah, City Engineer – Surat Municipal Corporation, said: “This green energy endeavor aligns with our strategy to be socially and environmentally committed. Through this initiative, we not only aim to reduce our energy costs, but also adopt sustainable energy pathways. We have immense trust in Suzlon’s expertise and service capabilities to deliver end–to–end solutions in wind energy that precisely suit our needs. We see Suzlon as a long-term partner in our green energy endeavors.”
Mr Rohit Modi, CEO – India and emerging markets, Suzlon Energy Limited, said: “Suzlon is happy to be partnering with the Surat Municipal Corporation for the second time in supporting them towards fulfilling their commitment towards being an environmentally responsible civic body. We are proud to be a part of Gujarat’s strategy to create a future-ready low carbon economy and look forward to strengthening this relationship in future. Suzlon has been a market leader in India for the past 13 years in a row, in Gujarat we have installed over 1.5 GW and has built the largest wind farm in the country at Kutch.”
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News published on 05 / 10 / 2012 by Gisela Bühl