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Indian wind subsidiary to deliver 6MW turbines for EU’s world leading open-sea project

REpower and RWE Innogy sign deal to deploy world’s most powerful offshore turbines at 332MW German wind farm

The turbines will provide a major addition to the world’s biggest offshore wind farms

The subsidiary of an Indian wind firm is working with a German company to deliver 6MW wind turbines for one of the world’s biggest “open-sea” wind projects. REpower Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary within India’s Suzlon group, has signed a contract with RWE Innogy for the delivery of 54 offshore world leading powerful wind turbines to the 332MW Innogy Nordsee 1 wind farm in the German North Sea.

Repower claims the 6.15MW, called 6M, are the most powerful wind turbine ever to be installed in high seas anywhere in the world.

The Innogy Nordsee 1 wind farm, based in the German North Sea, around 40km north of the Island of Juist, will have a total capacity of 332MW. This will make it one of the world’s biggest open-sea projects with wind turbines in the multi-megawatt class.

With 6,150 kW of rated power, an individual 6M turbine installed offshore can supply more than 6,000 households with electricity. At 332MW of rated power, the Innogy Nordsee 1 wind farm will therefore provide power to at least 324,000 households.

Andreas Nauen, CEO of REpower Systems SE, said: “This contract is an important signal for the German offshore wind industry. We are delighted that RWE Innogy, our customer for many years, confides again in REpower´s established technology."

In 2009, three prototypes of the REpower 6M turbines were installed onshore at the Ellhöft wind farm, near the German-Danish border. In spring 2012, the first turbines installed offshore were erected in the Belgian Thornton Bank wind project.