Suzlon Group’s U.K. subsidiary, REpower Systems SE, a leading manufacturer of onshore and offshore wind turbines, has reached the historic milestone of 1GW installed capacity across U.K. wind farms. REpower UK is only the third manufacturer in the U.K. to achieve the 1GW watershed.
Since its inception in 2005, REpower UK has consistently been one of the fastest growing turbine manufacturers in the U.K. The company has taken just over two years to add a further 500MW to its portfolio since announcing 500MW of installed capacity in the summer of 2010. By 2014, REpower UK is looking to secure 25 percent of U.K. onshore market share and 30 percent of U.K. offshore market share.
Since REpower UK reached 500MW installed capacity back in 2010, the manufacturer has added a substantial number of wind farms to its portfolio in England, Scotland and Wales. These include the Penny Hill wind farm developed by Banks Renewables which features six 3.4M104 turbines and was the project that took REpower UK to 1GW. 3.4M104 is currently the company’s most powerful onshore wind turbine, and is the most powerful onshore turbine to be installed and operate in the U.K.
Rick Eggleston, Managing Director of REpower UK said: “We are delighted to reach the historic milestone of 1GW of installed capacity in the U.K. We believe this is testament to the quality and reliability of REpower’s turbine technology which is ideally suited to U.K. wind conditions both onshore and offshore. We are committed to developing our market share and installed base in the U.K. wind power sector, and to building further on the successful relationships we have developed since we installed our first turbine in the UK in 2005.”