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UK company to equip first Indian wind farm with 50MW

Wind turbine makers win contract to set up a wind power project in Rajasthan from UK-based group.

50.4MW wind project to begin in Rajasthan

UK company Eoxis has ordered 24 turbines from Wind turbine maker Suzlon for its first wind farm project in India.

The fledgling energy company will use the Indian wind equipment group’s S97 2.1MW machines at the 50.4MW project in Rajasthan. The wind farm is due to be commissioned by January 2013.

Eoxis, which is backed by renewables investment specialist Platina Partners, says it has “ambitious long-term plans” to be a leading global clean-energy independent power producer (IPP). Its portfolio mainly consists of solar plants in Spain.

The Rajasthan project is its first Indian wind venture, but it recently completed its first solar plant in the country – a 15MW PV facility in the state of Gujarat.

Suzlon chairman Tulsi Tanti said: “The growth of the IPP sector represents the next stage of the evolution of the Indian wind market. This order underscores our strong competitive position in this rapidly-growing segment.”