Suzlon Group wins EUR 90 mn German community wind farm projects

(PresseBox) ( Pune/Hamburg, )
REpower Systems SE, a Suzlon Group-subsidiary and leading manufacturer of onshore and offshore wind turbines, and Bürgerwindpark im Kirchspiel Medelby GmbH & Co. KG have concluded a contract over 27 wind turbines for four projects totaling approximately EUR 90 million.

CEO Andreas Nauen: "We are pleased that another community project has selected REpower know-how. Community wind farms, in addition to orders from our major customers, make a considerable part of our German business: totaling nearly 50 percent in the financial year 2012/13."

REpower will deliver 13 turbines of type 3.2M114 with 123 meters hub height, eleven 3.2M114 with 93 meters hub height, two MM92 with 80 meters hub height, and one MM92 with 100 meters hub height to the project. The turbines are scheduled for delivery over 2014. The community wind farm Medelby is situated in Northern Schleswig-Holstein near the Danish border. REpower also concluded a service contract for 15 years runtime with an option for five additional years.

"Community wind farms are becoming more and more popular as they enable residents to cover their electricity support with their very own wind farm", explains Nauen. "We are always happy to be a reliable partner by offering project specific solutions for this way of autonomous energy supply."

REpower brings ground-breaking experience from other projects to this contract, including:

- a community wind farm under construction in Buchen which will be the biggest community wind farm in Baden-Wuerttemberg (the third biggest German state). The wind farm Großer Wald, planned by Wind Energy S&H GmbH, will consist of five REpower 3.2M114 turbines with a total output of 16 megawatts (MW). The turbines, with 143 meters hub height and an overall height of 200 meters, will produce around 28 million kilowatt hours per year - covering about 7,500 households - and making it the largest community windfarm in the state.
- the first large-scale community wind farm in Australia with two MM82 turbines. Since November 2011, the 2-MW-class turbines produce more energy than the small town of Daylesford with its 2,000 inhabitants consumes.

About REpower:

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 metres to 126 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 can make use of the experience gained from the manufacture and installation of over 4,600 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, Romania, Sweden, Poland and Spain as well as on a global level in the USA, China, Australia and Canada.
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