Suzlon Secures 630 MW Wind Turbine Order

Suzlon Wind Energy Corporation has signed a contract to supply an equivalent of 630 megawatts (MW) of capacity via 300 units of the S88-2.1 MW turbine, to Edison Mission Group (EMG) of Irvine, California.

The agreement includes a five-year contract for service and warranty in 2008. The turbines will be sited at various wind farm locations across the U.S., yet to be announced.

“This repeat order brings EMG’s total committed capacity to a Suzlon company record of 1,000 megawatts,” said Andris Cukurs, CEO of Suzlon Wind Energy Corporation, based in Chicago, Illinois.

The two-phase contract calls for delivery of 315 MW of turbine capacity in 2008 and another 315 MW of capacity in 2009, which, along with previous purchases, brings EMG’s total committed Suzlon turbine capacity to more than 1,000 MW and makes it Suzlon’s biggest customer.

“Suzlon has quickly become a major player in the U.S. market and it is largely due to the renewed commitment we’ve received from EMG since 2003. We are very proud of the relationship we have built with EMG,” said Andre Horbach, CEO of Suzlon Group, from Suzlon’s global management headquarters based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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