World News | January 2011
REpower signs contract for 51 MW US wind farm project
REpower Systems, in which Suzlon Energy is a majority shareholder with over 90 per cent holding, has concluded a contract for the delivery of 25 wind turbines with EverPower Wind Holdings, Inc, with an option to purchase an additional 85 units.
The REpower MM92 turbines, each with a rated power of 2.05 MW and a hub height of 80 m, are destined for EverPower's development projects located across the New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington. EverPower has planned projects totalling more than 600 MW of capacity that is targeted for construction over the next three years.
The 25 turbines will have a total power output of 51 MW. The project will be commissioned by the end of 2011. Each turbine produces up to 6.5 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of wind electricity per year.
This is the first project between EverPower and the Germany-based wind turbine manufacturer's USA subsidiary. In addition to installation and commissioning of the turbines, REpower and EverPower have entered into a long-term service and maintenance agreement.