Wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon has secured an order from Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group company, to set up, operate and maintain wind farms with a total capacity of 150MW in India.

The wind farms, which will be developed across the Indian states of Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu, entail a total investment of approximately $191m.

The project’s first phase of 50MW will be completed by March 2011, while the second and final phase of 100MW is expected to be completed by September 2011.

Suzlon will supply a mix of its S82-1.5MW and S88-2.1MW turbines for the wind farms.

The electricity generated by the wind farms will be purchased by the respective state’s distribution utilities at the prevailing feed-in tariff under a long term power purchase agreement.