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Suzlon subsidiary achieves 10GW of installed wind power capacity

Subsidiary of India’s Suzlon Senvion announces it has surpassed 10GW of wind power capacity worldwide with 7.5GW in Europe alone

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Senvion, a subsidiary of India’s Sulzon, said the 10GW of wind power capacity is enough to supply power to 20 million people

Suzlon subsidiary Senvion has achieved a 10GW milestone in wind turbine installations worldwide. Senvion SE, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Indian firm Suzlon, the world’s fifth-largest wind turbine manufacturer, has announced it has installed over 1.4GW of capacity in 2013, followed by a strong installation start in 2014. This surpasses 10GW of wind power capacity worldwide.

Senvion said the 10GW of wind power capacity is enough to supply 20 million people – or the entire population of Australia – with electricity for one year.

Senvion installed the largest share of wind power in Europe. Wind power capacity totalling 7.5GW has been installed in Europe alone, onshore and offshore.

In its domestic market, Germany, the wind turbine manufacturer, which used to be named REPower Systems, installed a total capacity of 2.8GW by the end of 2013. Senvion also won contracts to install wind turbines during this time. This includes a 266MW deal to deliver turbines for community wind farm projects in Germany in December.

Subsidiaries in France (1.5GW) and the UK (1.1GW) also made a major contribution to breaking the 10GW mark, Senvion said. In the US, Senvion is active with a total of 1.8GW of installed wind power capacity. Asian countries contribute 375MW to the company’s capacity, while the subsidiary in Australia contributes 196MW.

Andreas Nauen, CEO of Senvion SE, said: “A total of 10GW of installed capacity on four continents in more than 10 countries documents impressively that we have the right products for the global market – from our tallest turbine measuring 200m in height for low-wind locations in inland areas to powerful offshore machines. It was only recently that we founded a subsidiary in Austria.

Nauen added Senvion is now interested in building business in growth markets, namely Turkey, as well as focussing on Suzlon’s domestic country, India.

“Turkey, India and Japan are other interesting markets we have our sights on,” Nauen said.