Suzlon Wind Energy Corporation just extended its contract with PPM Energy to add 300 MW of wind turbine capacity making it one of the largest single contracts in the history of the company and the U.S. wind energy industry. The original agreement called for delivery of 300 MW of turbine capacity in 2008 and 100 MW of capacity in 2009, but this addition of 300 MW in 2009 brings the total to 700 MW over two years.
The turbine agreement includes the total supply of 143 units of the S88-2.1 MW in 2008 and 191 units in 2009. Suzlon is also contracted for operations, maintenance and service of the wind turbines for two years and an option for five, and will do so by expanding its service territory with new facilities to meet the demand.
Suzlon Wind Energy Corporation, is the US-based subsidiary of Suzlon Energy A/S of Denmark. Suzlon is the world's 5th leading wind turbine producer with 2,700 MW of wind turbine capacity supplied across the world. Suzlon has manufacturing facilities in Belgium, China, India and the United States – covering the entire value chain from wind turbine components to complete wind turbine systems. Suzlon is undertaking an aggressive expansion program to expand its base to 4,200 MW of capacity by January 2008.
PPM Energy is part of the IBERDROLA group of companies, the world leader in wind power, with more than 6,500 MW of combined wind power capacity.