REpower wins 266MW in Germany

Suzlon’s German REpower unit has signed contracts to deliver 103 wind turbines with a combined capacity of more than 266MW to 24 community wind farms in northern Germany.

“With these contracts, we are significantly expanding our position in Northern Germany,” REpower chief executive Andreas Nauen says.

“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 (the island of) Fehmarn in the east of Schleswig-Holstein.”

The large order follows up on a memorandum with the purchasing association Schleswig-Holstein GmbH Wind in late 2012 that bundles together the interests of several dozen community wind farm associations.

The memorandum had assured 52 projects in Schleswig-Holstein state binding conditions in a model contract, giving them the opportunity to choose between four manufacturers.

REpower says it has won 55% of all potential wind turbines for itself under this process, which is a novelty in the region.

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.

Eleven wind turbines of the signed projects are already in the implementation phase and are to be commissioned soon. The other projects will be completed by 2015.

REpower will change its name to Senvion in 2014.