Suzlon Group wins 266 MW orders for community wind farms in Germany
Orders for 103 turbines totaling over 266 MW capacity / Turbines will go to 24 community wind farm projects in Schleswig-Holstein(PresseBox) (Pune/Hamburg, )
- Orders for 103 turbines totaling over 266 MW capacity
- Turbines will go to 24 community wind farm projects in Schleswig-Holstein
REpower Systems SE, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Suzlon Group
- the world's fifth-largest* manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed contracts to deliver 103 wind turbines with a total capacity of over 266 megawatts (MW) for 24 community wind farm projects in the Schleswig-Holstein region of Germany. The contracts were concluded with different contractors who were previously represented by a purchasing association.
REpower signed a primary memorandum with the purchasing association, "Schleswig- Holstein GmbH Wind", in December 2012. This memorandum assured the participants from 52 projects in Schleswig-Holstein binding conditions in a model contract. The participants could choose the appropriate offer from the final negotiated contracts of four different manufacturers for their own location. REpower has won 55 per cent of all potential wind turbines for itself in this process.
The projects will employ various types of turbines from the MM82 with 59 metres hub height, to the 3.2M114 with a hub height of 93 metres. 11 wind turbines of the signed projects are already in the implementation phase and are to be commissioned quickly. The other projects will be completed by 2015.
Andreas Nauen, CEO of REpower Systems SE: "With these contracts, we are significantly expanding our position in Northern Germany. This is only possible because we have a suitable turbine for each individual site in our product portfolio, from Lübke- Koog in the far north, to near Fehmarn in the east of Schleswig-Holstein, and also because we have the ability to implement the interests of customers optimally with our staff on site."
REpower Systems SE, a wholly owned subsidiary of 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 metres to 152 metres. 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 3,300 employees worldwide, the company - headquartered in Hamburg - makes use of the experience gained from the manufacture and installation of more than 5,000 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, China, Australia and Canada.