REpower to erect wind turbine for HAMBURG ENERGIE on Georgswerder Energieberg

(PresseBox) (Hamburg, ) REpower Systems AG (WKN 617703) has signed a contract with the municipal power utility HAMBURG ENERGIE to provide a wind turbine of the type REpower 3.4M104. With a rated power of 3.4 megawatts (MW) and a hub height of around 100 meters, the turbine is designed to provide the Hamburg Elbe islands with clean electricity - and at the same time form the centerpiece of an information center where interested visitors will be able to find out at first hand about renewable energy. The turbine is to be installed on the Georgswerder Energieberg by the end of 2011.

The REpower wind turbine will be erected on the highest point of the site, thereby replacing several older and less powerful systems. "We are delighted about the partnership with HAMBURG ENERGIE, which is a first for us", says Andreas Nauen, CEO of REpower Systems AG. "The 3.4M104 is the latest and most powerful turbine generation for onshore use that we currently have in our portfolio. We are proud that one of these turbines will shortly be erected here in Hamburg, home to our company headquarters. With its rotor diameter of 104 meters, it impressively exemplifies the progress that has been made in wind technology in recent years." There is already a REpower type MD77 wind turbine in place on the Energieberg with a rated power of 1.5 MW, which was installed back in 2004.

"As a municipal power utility, HAMBURG ENERGIE is committed to environmentally friendly energy production in the Hanseatic city. With the wind turbine on the Energieberg, we are consistently expanding our generating capacity in Hamburg", explains the managing director of HAMBURG ENERGIE, Dr. Michael Beckereit. "From 2012, our new turbine will generate clean, renewable energy for more than 3,000 households."

The REpower wind turbine will be erected on the site of the former landfill in Hamburg's Georgswerder district. The hill in South Hamburg, which is around 40 meters high, is being redeveloped as part of the "Renewable Wilhelmsburg" climate protection scheme by the International Building Exhibition IBA Hamburg to create a regenerative energy hill. In future, environmentally friendly electricity and heat will be generated on the hill from wind power, solar energy, landfill gases and biomass.

IBA Hamburg plans to open the Energieberg to the public as an information center and meeting point with a spectacular view over the city. The history of the landfill and the varied potential for the generation of renewable energy will be presented in a vivid manner. The information center will be opened to interested visitors during the day from 2011.

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REpower Systems AG, a Suzlon group company, is one of the leading manufacturers of onshore and offshore wind turbines. The international mechanical engineering company develops, produces and markets wind turbines with rated outputs of 1.8 MW to 6.15 MW and rotor diameters of 82 meters to 126 meters for almost any location. The company also offers a comprehensive portfolio of service and maintenance packages. The profitable and reliable systems are designed at the REpower TechCenter in Osterrönfeld and manufactured at its plants in Husum (North Friesland), Trampe (Brandenburg) and Bremerhaven as well as Portugal and China.

With more than 2,200 employees worldwide, the company, which has been listed since March 2002 and is headquartered in Hamburg, can make use of the experience gained from the manufacture and installation of around 3,000 wind turbines around the world. REpower is represented by distribution partners, subsidiaries and participations in European markets such as France, Belgium, the UK, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, Poland and Spain as well as on a global level in the USA, Japan, China, Australia and Canada.

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