REpower signs agreements for up to 338 MW
The French corporation Maïa Sonnier with registered offices in Lyon is among others known as a building corporation in the field of infrastructure (highways, bridges etc.). With the sector of Renewable Energies, Maïa Sonnier has integrated a new main business field into its corporate activities. The Gaz de France group is one of the leading European utilities with 50,000 employees. In 2006, the corporation achieved a turnover of EUR 28 billion.
At the end of 2006, Maïa Sonnier and Gaz de France founded the joint wind power company Maïa Eolis. The company intents to increase its installed wind power capacity to 1,000 MW by 2012.
REpower Systems AG is one of the leading manufacturers of onshore and offshore wind turbines. The international engineering company develops, produces and sells wind turbines with outputs ranging from 2 to 5 megawatts and rotor diameters of 82 to 126 metres for almost all locations. It also provides a comprehensive service and maintenance range. The high performance, reliable turbines are designed at the REpower development centre in Rendsburg and produced at the sites in Husum (North Frisia) and Trampe (Brandenburg).
Listed on the stock exchange since March 2002 and with more than 1,300 employees worldwide, the Hamburg-based company relies on its experience in the production and installation of almost 2,000 wind turbines. REpower is represented in European markets such as France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal and Spain and in the international markets of the US, Japan, China and Australia through its sales partners, subsidiaries and investments.