A major step has been taken towards the building of the first German offshore wind farm, alpha ventus, after REpower Systems AG and Deutsche Offshore Testfeld und Infrastrukturgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG (DOTI) signed a contract for the supply and installat

The installation of the REpower turbines is expected to begin in the

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middle of July 2009 on the construction site of alpha ventus, 45

kilometres north ofBorkum Island, Germany. “”We are pleased that the

contract with REpower is now secured””, said the Project Manager of

alpha ventus, Wilfried Hube. “”I am confident that this pioneering

project initiated by EWE, E.ON and Vattenfall will, as planned, succeed

in 2009.

REpower will bring to the partnership its extensive offshore experience of wind turbines of this size””, reported Hube.

“”We are delighted that, with the signing of this contract, the

building and installation of our turbines has now officially begun””,

explained Norbert Giese, Director of 2 the Offshore Business Division

at REpower Systems AG. “”Of course, we are proud that half of the first

offshore wind farm in Germany will be made up of REpower turbines.””

The six turbines are to be manufactured in the new offshore assembly

plant ofREpower Systems AG in Bremerhaven, the delivery is expected for

summer2009. The REpower 5M was developed especially for offshore

operation. REpower has now successfully installed 17 turbines of this

type, both onshore and offshore, including two turbines in the Scottish

North Sea at a water depth of 44 metres, and six 5M at the first

Belgian offshore wind farm, Thornton Bank.

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