In January last year, Suzlon, had signed an agreement with Hindustan Zinc Limited, a Vedanta Group company and the world’s largest producer of zinc, to set up, operate and maintain 150 megawatt (MW) of wind power projects across the states of Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu.
The project entails a total investment of approximately Rs. 865 crore (~USD 191 mn). The cumulative capacity of 150 MW was scheduled to be completed in two phases – the first 50 MW by March 2011, and remaining 100 MW progressively by September 2011 and was to be supplied with a mix of Suzlon’s S82–1.5 MW and S88–2.1 MW wind turbine models.
Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group company in its announcement of limited results for the second quarter and the half year ended 30 September 2011 said it had commissioned 105MW of the 150MW expansion in wind power generation capacity announced in January 2011. The balance capacity was expected to be commissioned in Q3 FY2012. Post the expansion, the Company’s expected wind power generation capacity was set to increase to 273MW.
The company in its consolidated results for the third quarter and nine months ended 31 December 2011 said it had commissioned 135MW of the 150MW expansion in wind power generation capacity announced in January 2011. The balance capacity is expected to be commissioned in early Q4 FY2012. Post the expansion, the Company’s wind power generation capacity will increase to 273MW it added.