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India's Suzlon ups its global game with another wind farm deal in Australia

04 September 2012
India's Suzlon ups its global game with another wind farm deal in Australia

MELBOURNE: India’s Suzlon continues to expand its global market, as its subsidiary Repower, inks a AUS$268 million deal for a new wind farm project in Victoria, Australia.

Repower Systems SE signed the contract with Meridian Energy Limited to supply 64 MM92 turbines to Mount Mercer wind farm in Victoria. Each German-designed turbine will have 2.05 megawatts of rated power.

The project will work up a total capital cost of AUS $268 million and will boost the expansion of Suzlon's already large global portfolio, which includes the huge Hallett wind farm in South Australia.

Tulsi Tanti, Chairman, Suzlon Group: “This order once again underscores the depth of our capabilities as a Group. The combination of our product portfolio; our deep experience in installing and operating projects in very challenging conditions; and our exceptional operating record, with turbine availability consistently exceeding the industry average, makes us the partner of choice in the Australian market, and around the world."

David Perry, Research and Program Manager, The Climate Group commented: “This is fantastic news for Suzlon (and their subsidiary REpower), with these 64 turbines joining similar installations across the country. The added local presence of Suzlon will build much valued operational expertise in Australia, giving confidence to wind farm operators and developers.”

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