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Suzlon wins 4 UK contracts, including first with Good Energy

Suzlon subsidiary REpower UK signs deals to supply onshore wind turbines totalling 58MW, to be completed by 2015

REpower's 3.4M104 is currently the most powerful onshore wind turbine in the UK
REpower's 3.4M104 is currently the most powerful onshore wind turbine in the UK

REpower, the subsidiary of India’s largest wind turbine manufacturer, is to supply turbines for four major new projects in the UK. The projects will generate a total of 58MW.

Andreas Nauen, CEO, REpower Systems SE, said: “I am delighted to announce the closure of four new UK contracts which demonstrate the reliability and technical excellence of our turbines across the product portfolio.”

The news comes within a week of the announcement that REpower is to develop four wind farms in France totalling 48MW output.

“We are particularly delighted to continue our working partnerships with Vattenfall, Broadview Energy and Temporis Capital, as well as signing our first contract with Good Energy with whom we look forward to working with in 2013 and beyond,” said Nauen.

The Vattenfall contract is the largest of the four projects. REpower is to install 18 MM82 turbines, totalling 37MW of capacity, at Clashindarroch in Aberdeenshire, due to go online by March 2015.

REpower’s contract with Good Energy – the first to be signed between the two companies – encompasses four MM92 turbines with a total capacity of 8.2MW. Construction has started onsite at Hampole in Yorkshire; the turbines will arrive in January 2014 and works are due for completion by July 2014.

The order for the project managed by Temporis Capital, at Eye Airfield in Suffolk, is for two 3.4M104 turbines producing 6.8 MW. The 3.4M104 is currently the most powerful onshore wind turbine in the UK and this represents REpower’s fourth UK order for the turbine since the first installation at Blyth harbour last year.Construction at Eye is due to take place from November 2013 to April 2014.

For Broadview Energy, REpower is to supply three MM82 turbines generating 6.15 MW at Westnewton in Cumbria, due to be completed by March 2014.