Horizon Exercises 200-MW Option with Suzlon

Horizon Wind Energy announced the signing of a repeat order with Suzlon Wind Energy Corporation for 200 megawatts (MW) of wind turbine capacity. The original contract called for delivery of 400 MW of turbine capacity from 2008 – 2009 and now has been expanded to include an additional 200 MW in 2009.

The capacity will be supplied by Suzlon’s S88 2.1-MW wind turbine and will be delivered to various ready-to-build sites across the U.S. The turbine agreement includes the supply of 95 units in 2008 and 190 units in 2009. Suzlon is also contracted for operations, maintenance and service of the wind turbines for two years with an option for five.

“Electing this option for an additional 200 MW of turbines demonstrates our commitment to the U.S. market,” said Antonio Martins da Costa, CEO of Horizon Wind Energy. “As pertained to our business plan, these turbines will be an important element in securing our growth over the next several years.”

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