Suzlon Energy Limited (SEL), the world’s third leading and India’s largest wind turbine manufacturer, announced the signing of a repeat order for 57 MW with Ayen Enerji of Turkey.
The order will be supplied with 27 units of Suzlon S88 – 2.1 MW turbine, to be installed at the Seferihisar and Mordogan projects in east Turkey.
Speaking on the order, Mr. Erik Winter Pedersen, CEO of Suzlon Wind Energy A\S, the Europe-marketing arm of the company stated: “We are extremely pleased to partner with Ayen Enerji with this repeat order. This order underlines the reliability and bankability of our product, and the close-partnership we offer to our customers making for a compelling value proposition.”
Ayen Enerji is one of Turkey’s major utilities with principal focus on production, distribution and sale of electricity. Together with its subsidiaries, The Company has three hydroelectric and one natural gas power plants, with total annual capacity of nearly 1.2 billion kWh.
Speaking on the order, Mr. Sumant Sinha, COO – Suzlon Energy Limited said: “Turkey is one of the key emerging wind markets in Europe and our relationship with Ayen Enerji puts us on a strong footing to take advantage of the considerable potential of this market.”
Turkey has an estimated wind energy potential of 53 TWh/year. Renewable energy has strong national support – with a target of achieving 12% of all power production from renewables by 2010, translating to an estimated target of 12,000 MW from wind.
(Source: Emerging Energy Research: European Wind Power, June 2006.)