REpower: Inauguration of first wind farm with system certificate in line with German System Service Ordinance (SDLWindV)
- Kronprinzenkoog wind farm one of the biggest repowering projects in Northern Germany
- Total wind farm output increased from 12.3 MW to 30.75 MW
REpower Systems AG (WKN 617703) has launched a wind farm project in the district of Dithmarschen (Schleswig-Holstein) with Repowering Kronprinzenkoog GbR. In one of the biggest repowering projects in the region, 29 aging turbines have been replaced by 15 highperformance multimegawatt turbines from the MM series. This has almost trebled the total output of the Kronprinzenkoog wind farm. In addition, the project is the first REpower wind farm to receive a system certificate in line with the German System Service Ordinance (SDLWindV).
Since the beginning of June, four REpower MM92 turbines (hub height 80 meters) and eleven REpower MM82 turbines (hub height 59 meters) have been erected and commissioned at the Kronprinzenkoog wind farm. Each of these 15 turbines has a rated output of 2.05 megawatts (MW). Jens Müller-Nielsen, head of the Germany business unit at REpower: "Kronprinzenkoog is one of our biggest projects in Germany in the last few months. It is also a positive example of how to make optimum and efficient use of a region's wind resources. Because of the distance regulations in force in Germany, only smaller areas are usually designated for wind farms. That is why there is great potential in business involving substitute facilities in this country in particular."
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 2.05 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 2,000 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 over 2,000 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 and Spain as well as on a global level in the USA, Japan, China, Australia and Canada.