REpower Systems SE has signed projects with an overall capacity of more than 1 GW in the United Kingdom following today’s announcement of an additional five onshore contracts. In 2012, the company signed about 200 MW in the United Kingdom. With a market share of 12 per cent in 2011 REpower is the United Kingdom’s third largest wind turbine supplier.
The contracts announced today add a further 66 MW to REpower UK’s fast growing portfolio. They include the supply of 10 MM92 turbines – each with a rated output of 2.05 MW – for RidgeWind’s wind farm at Wandylaw in Northumbria, North West England; and eight MM92 turbines for the Yelvertoft wind farm in Northamptonshire, Central England, developed by AES Wind Generation.
REpower has also signed three new Scottish contracts. The company will supply five MM82 turbines – rated output 2.05 MW each – for FIM Services and Whirlwind Renewables’ Wathegar wind farm in Caithness, as well as six MM92 turbines for the Blantyre Muir wind farm in South Lanarkshire and four MM92 turbines for Barlockhart Moor wind farm near Glenluce in Dumfries & Galloway, both International Power (GDF SUEZ Group) developments.
“Reaching 1 GW of signed contracts is a huge achievement for us,” said Andreas Nauen, CEO of REpower Systems SE. REpower UK is enjoying a period of steady growth having signed contracts totaling 190 MW since the end of last year. I believe this demonstrates the growing reputation of REpower turbines in the British market, and is a solid indication that the wind sector remains in good health.”
Since its launch in 2004, REpower UK has delivered 39 onshore wind farms in Scotland, England and Wales and two offshore wind farms: Project Beatrice in the North Sea and its largest offshore contract to date, Ormonde wind farm in the Irish Sea. Owned by Vattenfall, this offshore wind farm consists of 30 REpower 5M wind turbines with a total rated output of 150 MW.
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