Monday, 11 February 2013

Suzlon wins 50-megawatt order for rajasthan wind power plant
30 Jan 2013

Suzlon Energy Ltd., India's largest wind-turbine maker, said it won an order to build and operate a 50.4 MW wind power plant in India's western state of Rajasthan. The company will install 24 units of its 2.1 MW S88 turbine for New Delhi-based Orange Renewable Power, it said in an e-mailed statement, without giving the value of the order.

Suzlon Energy's lenders last week approved a 95 billion rupee ($1.78 billion) debt restructuring plan, which will help bring down the company's debt repayment costs. Suzlon Energy on Oct. 11 failed to pay $209 million, the biggest convertible note default by an Indian company. Shares rose as much as 2.6% to 21.6 rupees. The stock has declined 26% in the past year, compared with a 16% increase in the benchmark Sensitive Index.

Worldwide wind turbine installations will probably stall in 2013 as policy uncertainty, financing difficulties and delayed grid connections affect projects, Suzlon Energy Chairman Tulsi R. Tanti said on Jan. 25.