Suzlon enteres into Turkish market

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Mumbai, Sep 27 (UNI) Suzlon, India's leading and world's fifth largest wind power solutions company, made a breakthrough into the Turkish wind energy market with an order for 31.5 MW of wind turbine capacity.

The contract with Ayen Enerji will be supplied through 15 units of Suzlon's S88 2.1 MW turbine, Suzlon said in a release issued here today.

Speaking on the order, Suzlon Wind Energy AS (the Denmark-headquartered marketing arm of the company focusing on Europe and Latin America) CEO Erik Winter Pedersen stated, ''This is an exciting opportunity and we are very pleased to partner with Ayen Enerji. We have a winning combination with Suzlon's experience in large, successful wind projects around the world and Ayen's considerable experience in Turkey's energy market.'' Turkish utility major Ayen Enerji is a new entrant in wind energy with principal focus on production, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity. Together with its subsidiaries, The Company has three hydroelectric and one natural gas power plant, with total annual capacity of nearly 1.2 billion kWh.

Turkey has an estimated wind energy potential of 53 TWh per year.

Renewable energy has strong national support with a target of achieving 12 per cent of all power production from renewables by 2010, translating to an estimated target of 12,000 MW from wind, the release added.

UNI

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