- Published: 14 June 2005 14 June 2005
Surana Industries Limited of Chennai, India, a producer of thermo-mechanically treated (TMT) bar steel and stainless steel products and components, is turning to wind energy to help power its factories. The company has selected GE Energy’s wind turbine technology for a 12MW wind farm to be located in the village of Radhapuram in the state of Tamilnadu, South India. GE is supplying eight of its 1.5MW wind turbines for the project, which is scheduled for commissioning in July 2005 and is expected to generate approximately 36 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per year. GE is also providing technical advisory services for the erection and commissioning of the turbines, and operation and maintenance services for five years.