Hamburg, Germany [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] REpower Systems AG has signed contracts in France and the United States for the supply of 44 wind turbines. The REpower MM92 turbines, with 2 megawatt (MW) rated capacity, are intended for wind farms in the North East of France and in the Oregon.
A total of 23 MM92s, each with a hub height of 100 meters, will be installed at the Les Hauts Pays Centre Sud project by REpower Systems’ French subsidiary. Les Hauts Pays Nord, another section of the project, will include 11 MM92s, each with a hub height of 80 meters, following completion of the project. The turbines are scheduled to be supplied and erected in the first quarter of calendar year 2010.
The wind farm Les Hauts Pays in the French department of Haute-Marne will be operated by the French project developer Erelia Haute Marne, a subsidiary of GDF Suez. The project is part of a framework agreement signed by REpower and Electrabel, also a subsidiary of GDF Suez, in 2007.
“We have already successfully completed several projects with Erelia and are looking forward to the new shared challenge,” said, interim Managing Director of REpower S.A.S. Jean-Pierre Gay.
The company has also received another order from the U.S. REpower will supply ten MM92 turbines, each with a hub height of 78.5 meters, for the Echo wind farm in Oregon. The turbines are scheduled to be brought into operation next year by REpower’s U.S. subsidiary. REpower’s customer is John Deere Renewables LLC.