Suzlon Energy Clarifies on Broken Turbine Blade in the US

October 24, 2008 / No Comments

India-based Suzlon Energy Ltd – the largest wind turbine manufacturer in Asia, announced on Friday that one of their wind turbine blades in the US, suffered an extremely rare and unusual incident, accidental breakage.

suzlon windmill farm at chitradurga Suzlon Energy Clarifies on Broken Turbine Blade in the US

Suzlon windmill farm at Chitradurga

We’re talking about a “single V2 blade on a Suzlon S.88 turbine”, while the rest are still operating without interruptions, running safely as planned. They are now trying to figure out what might have caused the breakage and what might have been the circumstances.

Meanwhile, based on speculations that the Indian company may lose their contracts in the US due to these incidents, Suzlon shares have plunged 29 percent to 55.20 rupees in a Mumbai market that was down nearly 10 percent.

Suzlon Energy has 13,000 employees and in 2008 they had $2.8 billion in revenue. – via IndiaInfoline

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