Suzlon Group signs contract with Mitsui & Co for 106 MW wind farm in Australia
- Bald Hills wind project to be supplied with 52 MM92 turbines
- Largest REpower EPC contract in Australia to date
- Project scheduled for delivery in Q2 2014
Melbourne/Hamburg/Pune: Suzlon Group-subsidiary REpower Systems SE announced the conclusion of an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract with Mitsui & Co (Australia) Ltd. to deliver 52 wind turbines with a total rated output of 106.6 megawatt (MW) for the Bald Hills wind farm in Victoria, Australia.
The contract is combined with a service contract for the next 10 years, with a further five year option. It is the first contract for REpower with Mitsui & Co, and marks the largest EPC contract, commonly referred to as a full-turnkey contract, for REpower in Australia to date.
Speaking on the order, Andreas Nauen, CEO – REpower Systems SE,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.”
The turbines are to be delivered in Q2 2014 and to be commissioned in Q2 2015. They are expected to produce up to 380,000 MWh of electricity per year, enough to power over 62,000 homes.
The REpower MM92 turbines, each with a rated power of 2.05 MW, a hub height of 80 metres and a rotor diameter of 92.5 metres, are destined for the Bald Hills wind farm near Tarwin Lower, two hours from Melbourne in South Gippsland, Victoria.
REpower signs contract with Mitsui & Co for 106 MW wind farm in Australia (PDF, 60 kByte)