Edinburgh, 12 April 2012. REpower has signed a contract to supply turbines for RENERCO’s Cotton Farm wind farm in Cambridgeshire, England. The Cotton Farm wind farm is the second contract REpower has signed with RENERCO in the past four months, and will see 8 REpower MM92 machines installed. The MM92 turbines have a rated output of 2.05 MW each.
Cotton Farm wind farm will have a total rated output of 16.4 megawatts (MW) and will generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of nearly 10,000 homes annually. Cotton Farm wind farm is located approximately twenty miles to the west of Cambridge, adjacent to the villages of Graveley, Offord D’Arcy and Great Paxton. The land was formerly used as an airfield.
Construction at Cotton Farm is due to start in October 2012 and is expected to be completed by February 2013. An ecological expert will be on site during relevant periods of the construction phase, and habitat management works will be conducted to enhance the biodiversity on the existing farm land.
Rick Eggleston, Managing Director of REpower UK, commented:
“I am pleased to announce the closure of our second contract with RENERCO. This comes hot on the heels of a contract to supply 5 MM92 turbines for RENERCO’s Earls Hall wind farm, which we signed back in December. The Cotton Farm wind farm adds to our growing portfolio with RENERCO, and we look forward to working with them again.”
Elke Hanel, Head of Project Development Wind Energy of RENERCO, said:
“2012 will be a busy year for RENERCO in the UK. We are glad to have had the opportunity to strengthen our relationship with REpower and work with them to implement our challenging construction schedules for Earl’s Hall Farm and Cotton Farm wind farms. Our focus as a developer and owner of wind projects has always been on delivering highly productive and reliable wind farms; working with market leading turbine suppliers such as REpower helps us achieve those aims.”