REpower North Announces 150 MW Wind Power Project in China

REpower North (China) Co., Ltd., REpowerSystems AG’s joint venture in China, announced that it will develop a 150-megawatt (MW) wind farm on the coast of China’s Shandong province, 500 kilometers southeast of Beijing.

The project is the first commercial project of REpower North and one of REpower Systems Group’s largest projects to date.

REpower will deliver its 2-megawatt wind turbine MM82 which the company says is certified for the highest wind speeds and therefore can be installed in the extreme wind speeds regions of South China as well as in the high average wind speeds regions of northern China.

A Cold Climate Version (CCV) of the MM82, developed by Repower Systems AG for temperatures going down to -40 °C, is scheduled for installation in late 2007 at the northern frontier of China.

The customer consortium comprises of Guohua Energy Investment Co. Ltd., based in Beijing and Australia’s Roaring 40s Renewable Energy Pty Ltd.

“With the new NDRC (National Development and Reform Commission) quota regulation demanding 8% of non-hydro renewables in 2020, energy-hungry China will certainly secure a sustainable position among the top three wind power markets in the world”, says Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt, CEO of REpower Systems AG and Chairman of REpower North (China).

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