Offshore, Wind Power

REpower Forms JV for In-House Rotor Blade Production

Hamburg, Germany [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] The Supervisory Board of REpower Systems AG approved the foundation of a joint venture (JV) between REpower and the rotor blade manufacturer Abeking & Rasmussen (A&R) to produce rotor blades developed by REpower. REpower and A&R have stakes of 51% and 49% respectively in the joint venture. The location of wind blade factory is to be in Bremerhaven — close to the planned production hall for the REpower 5M offshore wind energy turbines. Independent from the rotor blade production in Bremerhaven, the planning for a rotor blade production facility in Portugal continues.