Suzlon Group enters Romanian wind energy market with 25 MW order win, new subsidiary
At the same time, the Hamburg-based wind turbine manufacturer has also founded REpower Systems DTE Romania SRL, a Romanian subsidiary. The headquarters is located in Bucharest.
The wind farm in north-east Romania and the launch of the wholly owned subsidiary mark REpower's entry into the Romanian market. "We are pleased to be working with WSB International GmbH as an experienced partner to implement our very first project in Romania," says Jan Gasche, Managing Director of REpower Systems DTE Romania SRL. "The Romanian market boasts tremendous potential that we naturally want to take advantage of for REpower in the coming years," says Mr Gasche.
"REpower is a reliable and important partner for us in the implementation of wind farm projects. We strive to deliver the highest quality from the planning phase right up to the commissioning of the farm, and the wind turbines are a core element of this," says Stefan Hain, Managing Director of WSB International GmbH.
About Suzlon Group:
The Suzlon Group is ranked as the world's fifth largest* wind turbine supplier, in terms of cumulative installed capacity, at the end of 2011. The company's global spread extends across Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and North and South America approaching 20,000 MW of wind energy capacity installed in 30 countries, operations across 33 countries and a workforce of over 13,000. The Group offers one of the most comprehensive product portfolios - ranging from sub-megawatt on-shore turbines at 600 Kilowatts (KW), to the world's largest commercially-available offshore turbine at 6.15 MW - with a vertically integrated, low-cost, manufacturing base. The Group - headquartered at Suzlon One Earth in Pune, India - comprises Suzlon Energy Limited and its subsidiaries, including REpower Systems SE. Visit us at www.suzlon.com
Source: *BTM Consult ApS - A part of Navigant Consulting - World Market Update 2012.
About WSB Corporate Group:
The WSB Corporate Group with headquarters in Dresden is one of the big full service providers for renewable energy projects. Project development and commercialization of wind farm and photovoltaic projects form our core business. Since 1996 WSB has erected more than 290 wind turbines with an installed capacity of 495 megawatts and a project volume of over 740 million Euros. The group and its associated companies employ more than 200 people in Germany, France, the Czech Republic, Poland and Romania.
REpower Systems SE, a wholly owned subsidiary within the Suzlon group, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of onshore and offshore wind turbines. The international mechanical engineering company develops, produces and markets wind turbines for almost any location - with rated outputs of 1.8 MW to 6.15 MW and rotor diameters of 82 meters to 126 meters. Furthermore, the company offers its customers project specific solutions in the areas of turnkey, service and maintenance, transport and installation, as well as foundation planning and construction. 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, India and China. With more than 2,900 employees worldwide the company headquartered in Hamburg can make use of the experience gained from the manufacture and installation of over 3,800 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, China, Australia and Canada.