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Loss-making Suzlon has been under pressure over the past few years due to a slowdown in global turbine sales and an increase in costs to service debt taken to acquire a German wind energy company in 2009. Photo: Bloomberg (Bloomberg)
Loss-making Suzlon has been under pressure over the past few years due to a slowdown in global turbine sales and an increase in costs to service debt taken to acquire a German wind energy company in 2009. Photo: Bloomberg
(Bloomberg)

Suzlon expects to turn profitable in fiscal 2016: chairman

Firm has been helped by a surge in demand for renewable energy and a reduction in its debt

Mumbai: Wind turbine maker Suzlon Energy Ltd expects to turn profitable in the fiscal year starting on 1 April after six years of losses, helped by a surge in demand for renewable energy and a reduction in its debt, its chairman said.

Suzlon is likely to exit the debt restructuring programme within a year, after the recent capital infusion and revival in demand for non-conventional energy in Asia’s third-largest economy, chairman Tulsi Tanti told Reuters on Tuesday.

Loss-making Suzlon has been under pressure over the past few years due to a slowdown in global turbine sales and an increase in costs to service debt taken to acquire a German wind energy company in 2009.

The company was forced to restructure $1.8 billion of debt after defaulting on a $200 million convertible bond redemption in 2012. Suzlon in January agreed to sell its German unit Senvion SE for $1.1 billion to reduce debt. Reuters

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