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Suzlon plans low speed wind turbine facility in Madurai

Suzlon is planning to set up a new manufacturing facility for low speed wind turbine near Madurai in Tamil Nadu. The project cost is estimated at Rs. 500 million and it will be commissioned by 2012. The company hopes to look at the potential of the off- shore wind power generation in Tamil Nadu.

Siemens to set up a wind turbine facility at Dahej


Siemens is investing Rs. 5000 million to set up a wind turbine manufacturing facility in Gujarat. The company has approached Gujarat government for 100 acres of land at Dahej. It will manufacture 1.5 MW turbines and the total project cost is estimated at Rs. 16000 million. It is also in talks with Tamil Nadu government for setting up the project there.

Wind turbine certification comes to India

UL India, a subsidiary of Underwriters Laboratories, an independent safety and testing organization is setting up shop in India. The certification will cover all stages/components of wind turbine manufacturing including sub-assembly. This vital certification will help to access overseas market, as carrying this UL mark will gain acceptance especially in North America. UL India has also signed a MoU with Germanischer Lloyd Industrial Services GmbH (GL) in Hamburg, Germany. Globally, the company is also expanding its labs from 2 to 4 by 2010.

Wheels India to manufacture wind turbine components

Wheels India, a TVS group automotive components company based in south India has plans to manufacture wind turbine components. It has already set up a facility in Wardha in Maharashtra with an investment of Rs. 400 million to to manufacturer structural components for thermal power plants (non-automotive sector) which has set up specially to derisk its business from auto industry cyclical nature. Structural components which were in short supply.

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