Suzlon secures 75.6MW wind turbine contract from CWEC

28 November 2011 (Last Updated November 28th, 2011 18:30)

Wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon Energy (SEL) has been awarded contract worth Rs4.7bn ($90m) from Coromandel Wind Energy Company (CWEC).

Wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon Energy (SEL) has been awarded contract worth Rs4.7bn ($90m) from Coromandel Wind Energy Company (CWEC).

Under the terms of the contract, the company will supply, set up, operate and maintain a 75.6MW wind power project in the state of Rajasthan, India, for CWEC.

Suzlon will provide 36 units of its S97-2.1MW wind turbine generators for the wind project, scheduled to be commissioned in the fiscal year 2012-13, reports the Wall Street Journal.

The news follows the recent announcement that Suzlon received its fourth consecutive order from gas utility company GAIL to deliver 23MW of wind turbines in the Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

Under the contract, Suzlon will provide 11 units of its S88-2.1MW turbines, which will be commissioned by the end of the 2011-2012 financial year.

Suzlon is also expected to receive orders for a 14.7MW project currently in production in Gujarat.

At the end of 2010, the Suzlon Group ranked as the world's fifth largest wind turbine supplier in terms of cumulative installed capacity.

The Group comprises of Suzlon Energy Limited and its subsidiaries, including REpower Systems.