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February 24, 2005

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February 24, 2005

Press Release Final Version

    Wednesday, March 15, 2006

    Suzlon announces major step for

    China facility

    thTianjin: Suzlon Energy (Tianjin) Limited, the China subsidiary of the world’s 6

    largest wind turbine manufacturer, Suzlon Energy Ltd., announced a major step forward in the company’s presence in China with the ground breaking ceremony for its integrated wind turbine generator (WTG) manufacturing facility.

SETL’s advanced facility is coming up in 250,000 sq. mtr. of Tianjin’s Hi-Tech

    Industrial Park (THIP), and will manufacture WTG and integrate major WTG components, including rotor blades, generators, nacelles and control panels, with an annual capacity of 600 MW for all components. The facility, designed to meet international specifications and produce components meeting the highest quality standards worldwide, will also include a world class technology and design centre.

    Capitalizing on its location in the Bohai Rim Area, the facility is ideally placed to serve the growing energy needs of China’s booming economy.

    Suzlon plans for the facility includes a Learning and Development Center which will facilitate the transfer of the company’s experience and knowledge developed from manufacturing and installing over 1,500 MW worldwide and help in

    developing the skilled and educated manpower in China. The facility will help SETL achieve 70% local content in the product, and will give manufacturers and vendors in China the opportunity to supply the SETL production program, as well as Suzlon's production facilities across the globe. The facility will be a major asset to the THIP by providing further employment opportunities for technically qualified personnel.

    Suzlon Energy Ltd.

    Beijing Representative Office

    Room 1407, NCI Tower - A12, Jianguomenwai Street

    Chaoyang District / Beijing China - 1000022 thGlobal HQ: 5 floor, Godrej Millennium, 9, Koregaon Park Road, Pune 411 001, India

    The facility, which is scheduled to commence production by August 2006, is a testament to Suzlon’s long-term commitment in China.

    Suzlon plans to invest USD 60 million in the establishment of this unique facility with an annual production capacity of 600 MW, which will support in meeting targets set in the Renewable Energy Law.

    China’s Renewable Energy Law, which came into effect in PRC from 01.01.2006, is one of the largest state-sponsored commitments toward renewable energy in the world. The National Development & Reform Council of the PRC, in the law, sets targets to be achieved in two phases - 5000 MW by 2010, and 30,000 MW by 2020. China is consistently making aggressive efforts to promote renewable energy sources, raising targets to 5,000 up from 4,000 and to 30,000 up from 20,000, for the respective target years. These targets are expected to boost energy from renewable sources up to 10 percent of total consumption by 2020.

According to Paulo Fernando Soares, SEL Chief Representative Officer, Suzlon’s

    investments its an important contribution to the development of the Wind Power in China, and the construction of the new facilities is an important step in this direction. Furthermore, new products, tailor-made for the Chinese market, will be introduced in 2007 and be completely manufactured in the new facilities. In 2005, Suzlon has signed two important contracts in China for 50 MW each, both to be installed in 2006, in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and Shandong province:

    Mr. Per Hornung Perdersen, CEO of Suzlon International Operation - SEAS said, today is a landmark for us. China is showing responsibility and commitment to a sustainable environment with the impressive targets for renewable energy. We are confident that China will meet its targets and with this investment and our commitment to the Chinese market embedded in it, we look forward to offer renewable energy solutions to China in compliance with the Chinese requirements.

    Suzlon Energy Limited (SEL) is a global wind turbine manufacturer with operations in Australia, China, European Union, India, South Korea and the United States. SEL operates R&D centers in the Netherlands and Germany to leverage the region’s leadership in the wind power arena, and design & develop world class wind energy converter technology to meet the needs of Suzlon customers. SEL is

    ththe world’s 6 largest wind turbine manufacturer (BTM Consult World Market Update 2004) and the

    dominant player in the wind industry marketplace in India for the past eight years. SEL has installed over 1.5 GW of WTG capacity around the world including India and the United States with more

    Suzlon Energy Ltd.

    Beijing Representative Office

    Room 1407, NCI Tower - A12, Jianguomenwai Street

    Chaoyang District / Beijing China - 1000022 thGlobal HQ: 5 floor, Godrej Millennium, 9, Koregaon Park Road, Pune 411 001, India

coming up in Australia, China, Europe and Korea. The international business of Suzlon is managed

    out of Aarhus, Denmark where Suzlon has established a wholly owned subsidiary, Suzlon Energy A/s,

    which in turn has country headquarters in Beijing - China, Chicago USA and Melbourne - Australia.

Visit us at www.suzlon.com.

For more details on this release, please contact:

    Paulo Fernando Soares Vivek Kher Jens Hansen

    Suzlon Energy Limited Suzlon Energy Ltd., Suzlon Energy AS

    Beijing - China Pune - India Aarhus DK

    Phone: +86 10 65693250 Phone: +91 20 56022208 Phone: +45 89438940

     +91 56022245

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    Suzlon Energy Ltd.

    Beijing Representative Office

    Room 1407, NCI Tower - A12, Jianguomenwai Street

    Chaoyang District / Beijing China - 1000022 thGlobal HQ: 5 floor, Godrej Millennium, 9, Koregaon Park Road, Pune 411 001, India

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