Friday, September 21, 2012

Suzlon Group’s subsidiary REpower delivers tallest turbine type to Austria

Pune/Hamburg: On Tuesday at HUSUM WindEnergy 2012, Suzlon Group’s subsidiary REpower Systems SE signed a contract with the Austrian operator Windkraft Simonsfeld AG for the delivery of eight 3.2M114 wind turbines. The turbines, each with a rated power output of 3.2 megawatts (MW) and a hub height of 143 metres, are intended for the Poysdorf-Wilfersdorf III wind farm in the north-east of Austria. With a total height of 200 metres, the REpower 3.2M114 is the tallest wind turbine ever constructed in the country. They will be delivered in the second quarter of 2013 and the wind farm, which will have a total power output of around 26 MW, is scheduled to go live in the fourth quarter.

In addition to delivering, constructing and commissioning the turbines, the Hamburgbased company is also responsible for maintaining them and will conclude a 20-year integrated service package (ISP) contract with Windkraft Simonsfeld AG. Jens Müller-Nielsen, Managing Director of REpower Systems GmbH, which serves the Austrian market, said: “We are delighted to once again work with Windkraft Simonsfeld AG. The Austrian market offers huge potential that we are keen to leverage for the benefit of REpower too. This is why we plan to further strengthen our activities here in the future.”

Markus Winter, Head of Engineering at Windkraft Simonsfeld AG, explains:
“Following the initial positive experiences we had with REpower in the construction of our five 2.05 MW turbines at the Dürnkrut wind farm, it was only logical to take the step into the 3 MW class together.” 

Thanks to their optimally harmonised rated power, rotor diameter and 143-metre hub height, the turbines destined for the Poysdorf-Wilfersdorf III wind farm are ideally suited for locations with low wind speeds as well as hilly and forested terrain. Compared to a 3.2M114 turbine with a hub height of 93 metres, a hub height of 143 metres can increase yields at locations with low wind speeds by up to 50%.

REpower Systems SE at HUSUM WindEnergy 2012: Hall 4, Stand D11.

About REpower:

REpower Systems SE, a wholly owned subsidiary within the Suzlon group, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of onshore and offshore wind turbines. The international mechanical engineering company develops, produces and markets wind turbines for almost any location – with rated outputs of 1.8 MW to 6.15 MW and rotor diameters of 82 metres to 126 metres. Furthermore, the company offers its customers project specific solutions in the areas of turnkey, service and maintenance, transport and installation, as well as foundation planning and construction. The profitable and reliable systems 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, India and China. With more than 2,900 employees worldwide the company headquartered in Hamburg can make use of the experience gained from the manufacture and installation of over 3,800 wind turbines around the world. REpower is represented by distribution partners, subsidiaries and participations in European markets such as France, Belgium, the UK, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, Poland and Spain as well as on a global level in the USA, China, Australia and Canada.

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 2011. The company’s global spread extends across Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and North and South America approaching 20,000 MW of wind energy capacity installed in 30 countries, operations across 33 countries and 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 commercially-available offshore turbine at 6.15 MW – with 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

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

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