Padubidiri is located 45 kms. from Udupi, near the Arabian Sea coast. Suzlon acquired 256 hectares from the Karnataka government and local land owners to build a Special Economic Zone.
The Masterplan incorporated Pre-Engineered Building (PEB) sheds for various assembly-line functions of manufacturing wind turbines and rotar blades. Along with these, there were a number of ancilliary structures such as an Estate Office, a Technology and Research Centre, Zonal Offices, Canteens and Staff Quarters, Public Health Centre, Entrance Gate, Trucker’s Facility and a sprawling Guest House.
I was responsible for developing the overall Master Plan, and two buildings - Technology and Research Centre, and the Guest House. Currently, the SEZ construction is under full swing. Overall site levelling and road layout has been completed with key buildings such as the Estate Office and Gate House.
Location: Udupi, IN