Suzlon receives 25.5 MW repeat order from Hindustan Petroleum

Delhi: Public sector Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited has placed a second 25.5 MW capacity wind power order with Suxlon Energy, the world's third largest maker of wind power turbines.

The HPCL order is for its wind power project at Akal in Jaisalmer,  Rajasthan. The project comprises of 17 units of Suzlon's S82 - 1.5 MW wind turbines and is scheduled for commissioning by Q3 FY 2010-11.

The second largest operator of integrated oil refining and marketing company in India, HPCL has entered non-conventional energy generation with plans to implement a 100 MW capacity wind farm in phases.

The project, HPCL's second with Suzlon, will increase the public sector oil firm's current wind power capacity to over 50 MW. HPCL also plans to register this new project under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).

According to Ashok D'Sa, president, India, South Asia and Middle East, Suzlon, ''This order underlines our customer's trust in Suzlon's unique value proposition – offering expertise across the value chain from concept to commissioning of wind power projects.''

Earlier in April, government-owned State Bank of India  inaugurated its first wind farm project in Coimbatore, as part of the bank's efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and sensitise its customers to the need for adopting energy-efficient processes (See: Suzlon turbines to drive SBI's captive wind farm at Coimbatore)

Suzlon and its European arm REpower jointly rank as the world's third largest wind turbine supplier in terms of global market share. The group has a market share of 9.8 per cent in the supply of wind turbine generators with Suzlon alone holding a 6.4-per cent global market share.

The group's global presence extends across Asia, Australia, Europe and North and South America. The group has a vertically integrated business model with manufacturing capability ranging from wind turbine generator  components to complete wind turbine systems.