Oct 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka's wind power generator, Senok has placed an order for 10 units of wind turbine generators from the Wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon Energy Ltd. to provide 21 MW of wind power capacity, Suzlon said in a press release today.
Suzlon Energy, based in Pune, India, has won a repeat order from Senok to supply ten units of its S88 - 2.1 MW wind turbine generators. The new order takes Senok's wind portfolio to over 31 MW.
The company is to build two more wind-power plants in two phases to be completed in May 2012. Both wind farms will supply energy to Sri Lanka's national grid.
The S88 - 2.1 MW wind turbine generators are designed for a medium wind speed regime and can withstand extreme conditions and operate effectively with lower maintenance cost.
SENOK Wind Power Pvt. Ltd. (WPP), a SENOK Group company commissioned the first 10MW wind power plant in Kalpitiya in Puttalam district on the northwestern coast of Sri Lanka in June 2010.
Suzlon has supplied the earlier 10 MW wind power generators to the Senok Group. The project was the first wind power plant in Sri Lanka.
President of the Senok Group Noel Selvanayagam has said that the new order underlines Senok Group's strategic focus on wind energy.
"We take pride in being the pioneer in commercial wind power projects in Sri Lanka. We are happy to once again partner with Suzlon for this new project and count on Suzlonís collaborative approach and time tested service capabilities to continue our endeavor towards a greener tomorrow," he has said.
Speaking of the order, Chairman and Managing Director, of Suzlon Group, Tulsi R. Tanti has said that Sri Lanka has considerable potential for wind, and a great need for power to drive its economic growth.
"We at Suzlon look forward to building great synergies in partnership with the Senok Group in Sri Lanka," the Chairman has said.