European Orders for 46 REpower Wind Turbines Total 92 MW

As part of its joint agreement, REpower Systems AG has received additional orders in Europe from EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN), a French company, that involve two projects in Great Britain and one in France and comprise a total of 46 2-megawatt (MW) class wind turbines.

Twenty of the 46 turbines are MM82 turbines with total output of 40 MW and 26 are MM92 turbines with a total output of 52 MW. The combined order volume of the three projects includes the installation, partly turnkey, and amounts to around Euro 92 million [US$121 million]. The Bicker Fen wind farm with 13 MM82 turbines is the fifth REpower project in the British Fenlands and will be implemented by the subsidiary REpower UK. The start of construction and commissioning of the first turbines is scheduled for the second half of 2007. The second project, the Walkway wind farm, is to be implemented in Northeast England and involves the installation of seven MM82 turbines from the fourth quarter of this year. The wind farm taking over is scheduled for the first quarter of 2008. For the first time, the REpower UK service base in Preston will be in charge of the project. REpower UK was the third largest manufacturer in the British market in 2006, putting 48 turbines into operation (96 MW installed capacity), this corresponds to a market share of 15 percent. The Chemin d’Ablis wind farm is located in France, southwest of Paris. It will comprise 26 MM92 turbines and will be realized by the French REpower subsidiary REpower S.A.S. The delivery of turbines is scheduled for the end of 2007 for a taking over during the first half of 2008. The agreement between EDF EN and REpower, which has been in existence since 2004 and was extended last year, covers the supply of up to 140 2-MW class wind turbines in the European key markets of Germany, France, Belgium, Great Britain, Italy and Portugal by the end of 2008. This equals total output up to 280 MW.
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