REpower signs contract for 51 MW US wind farm project

REpower signs contract for 51 MW US wind farm project

Pune: REpower Systems AG, in which Suzlon Energy Limited is a majority shareholder with over 90% holding, has concluded a contract for the delivery of 25 wind turbines with EverPower Wind Holdings Inc. with an option to purchase an additional 85 units.

The REpower MM92 turbines, each with a rated power of 2.05 megawatts (MW) and a hub height of 80 metres, are destined for EverPower’s development projects located across the US states of New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington. EverPower has planned projects totaling more than 600 MW of capacity targeted for construction over the next three years.

The 25 turbines will have a total power output of 51 megawatts. The project will be commissioned by the end of 2011. Each turbine produces up to 6.5 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of wind electricity per year. This is the first project between EverPower and the Germany-based wind turbine manufacturer’s USA subsidiary. In addition to installation and commissioning of the turbines, REpower and EverPower have entered into a long term service and maintenance agreement.

Mr. Steve Dayney, managing director of REpower USA said, “We are happy to be working with the team at EverPower and are looking forward to a successful completion of this project."

"We are very excited to partner with REpower USA," said Mr. Jim Spencer, president and CEO of EverPower Wind Power. "REpower has some of the industry’s highest yields and is known for quality and reliability."

REpower USA Corp., headquartered in Denver, Colorado, has now installed or sold more than 400 wind turbines with a total power of more than 800 MW in the USA. Wind farms with REpower turbines have been installed in the states of Washington, Oregon, California, Michigan, and Indiana for a diverse group of customers.