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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Suzlon bags order from Turkish utility major

Wind energy major Suzlon on Thursday entered the Turkish market by securing an order for 31.5 MW of wind turbine capacity from utility major Ayen Enerji Co Inc.

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

Ayen Enerji is a new entrant in wind energy with a principal focus on production, transmission, 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, Suzlon Wind Energy A/S' CEO Erik Winter Pedersen said "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."

Ayen Energy General Manager Fahrettin Arman said "we are happy to co-operate with Suzlon in this project. Our investments will continue within developing wind energy sector of Turkey so we intend to co-operate with Suzlon in our future projects."


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