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Suzlon subsidiary to supply turbines for Mitsui’s wind farm in Australia

REpower Systems signs EPC contract with Mitsui Australia to supply 52 wind turbines totalling 106MW for the Bald Hills wind farm project in Victoria

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REpower Systems signed an EPC contract with Mitsui Australia to supply 52 wind turbines for the 106.6MW wind farm in Victoria

REpower Systems, a subsidiary of Indian wind power group Suzlon, has signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with Mitsui Australia. According to the contract, REpower will supply 52 wind turbines totalling 106MW for the Bald Hills wind farm project in Victoria. The EPC contract is combined with a service contract for the next 10 years, with a further five year option.

The Suzlon subsidiary will deliver 2.05MW MM92 wind turbines, with a hub height of 80m and a rotor diameter of 92.5m, in the second quarter of 2014. The wind turbines are to be commissioned in the second quarter of 2015 and are expected to produce up to 380,000MWh of wind power every year. 

The MM92 wind turbine is based on the gearbox and generator technology of the MM82. The wind turbine is suitable for sites with medium or weak winds and helps to reduce the cost of wind power generation.

Andreas Nauen, CEO of REpower Systems, said: “This contract is a milestone for our business in Australia. After a considerable effort of planning, we now look forward to delivering the Bald Hills Wind Farm in collaboration with Mitsui. We appreciate the trust they have in REpower and our technology and look forward to a long-term collaboration.”

REpower in September signed a contract with Valorem to supply 24 MM92 wind turbines totalling48MWto four wind farms in France.