REpower wins orders of 266 MW for community windfarms in Germany

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Orders for 103 turbines totalling over 266 MW capacity to 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.”

*BTM Consult ApS – A part of Navigant Consulting – World Market Update 2012.