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REpower to supply 140 MW for its first wind farm in Pennsylvania, USA

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Contract with EverPower for the delivery of a total of 68 wind turbines.

  • Project Twin Ridges will have a total of 68 turbines
  • Second large-scale project between REpower USA and EverPower

Pune: REpower Systems SE – wholly-owned subsidiary of Suzlon Group – has concluded a contract with EverPower for the delivery of a total of 68 wind turbines. REpower MM92 type turbines are destined for the Twin Ridges wind project in Somerset County, north of the Maryland-Pennsylvania border. It will be REpower’s first project in Pennsylvania. After its completion, the wind farm will generate a total output of nearly 140 megawatts (MW).

REpower’s MM92 turbines have a rated power of 2.05 megawatts (MW) and a hub height of either 80 or 100 metres each. The project will be a mixture of both hub heights. When complete, it will provide enough clean, renewable energy to power more than 38,000 homes and bring significant economic benefits to the region. Commissioning of the wind farm is scheduled for FY13. Tulsi R Tanti, founder, Chairman and Managing Director, Suzlon Group said: “This order underscores the Group’s strong presence in the North American wind market. It also confirms the Group’s ability to meet diverse market needs with a comprehensive product portfolio. I am very pleased with the partnership and am certain this will result in a successful project.”

“We are very pleased to partner once again,” said Jim Spencer, president and CEO of EverPower Wind Holdings, Inc. “We are impressed with the efficiency and potential production the MM 92 turbines will provide. They are ideal for the wind resources found in the region.”

Twin Ridges is the second project between EverPower and REpower. The companies are finalizing their first project together at the 25 turbine Howard wind farm in New York State.

Andreas Nauen, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of REpower Systems SE, points out: “Regarding the number of turbines this is one of the largest single orders for REpower. We appreciate the confidence our US customers place in us, and we are delighted after only just signing our first Alaskan contract to be now also delivering turbines to Pennsylvania.”

About REpower:
REpower Systems SE, a Suzlon Group company, is one of the leading manufacturers of onshore and offshore wind turbines. REpower develops, produces and markets wind turbines with rated outputs of 1.8 MW to 6.15 MW and rotor diameters of 82 meters to 126 meters for almost any location. The company also offers a comprehensive portfolio of service and maintenance packages. The turbines 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 and China.

With just under 2,500 employees worldwide, REpower is headquartered in Hamburg and makes use of the experience gained from the manufacture and installation of around 3,000 wind turbines around the world.
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 2010. The company’s global spread extends across Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and North and South America with over 18,000 MW of wind energy capacity installed in 28 countries, operations over 30 countries, 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 commercial 6.15 MW offshore turbine – built on 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 2010.

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