India's Suzlon Energy is to supply turbines for a 10 MW wind project in Sri Lanka, its first supply deal in the country. The eight 1.25 MW turbines will be installed in the Kalpitiya region on the west coast of Sri Lanka. Full commissioning is expected by the end of this year. The project is being developed by Senok Wind Power, a division of Sri Lankan conglomerate Senok Group that has businesses ranging from construction machinery to infrastructure development and mining. The project is the first in Sri Lanka to feature megawatt class turbines and the first to be developed by a private developer. "This is a key new order for Suzlon," says the company's Rohit Modi. "Sri Lanka has considerable potential for wind and other renewables and a great need for power to drive growth." Suzlon, he adds, has "an exclusive partnership in this region with Senok Group."
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