Edinburgh / Pune: Suzlon Group’s UK subsidiary, REpower UK, has signed four new turbine contracts adding to an already strong pipeline of onshore orders in the UK in 2013. The company’s UK operation will be supplying turbines for new wind farms at Clashindarroch in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Eye Airfield in Suffolk in the South East of England, Hampole in Yorkshire and finally Westnewton located in Cumbria.
Andreas Nauen, CEO – Repower Systems SE, commented: “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. 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.”
The Clashindarroch Wind Farm, developed by Vattenfall, is situated in the Clashindarroch Forest near Huntly, Aberdeenshire, and will consist of 18 of REpower’s MM82 turbines. With a total installed capacity of 37 MW, the wind farm will provide enough electricity for approximately 19,580 homes per-annum. Construction of the windfarm has already commenced and is due for completion by March 2015.
Eye Airfield Wind Farm, developed by the Ventus funds and managed by Temporis Capital, will consist of two REpower 3.4M104 turbines with a total capacity of 6.8 MW, enough to power approximately 3,600 homes. The 3.4M104 is currently the most powerful onshore wind turbine in the UK and Eye represents REpower’s fourth UK order for the turbine since the first installation at Blyth harbour last year. Construction at Eye is due to start in November, 2013 and will be completed in April, 2014.
Hampole Wind Farm, developed by Good Energy, will consist of four MM92 turbines, and represents the first turbine contract to be signed between the two companies. The site will have a total capacity of 8.2 MW and is expected to generate nearly 20,000 MWh a year, enough to power over 4,800 homes. Construction at Hampole has started, and the turbines will arrive in January, 2014 and the site is scheduled for completion by July, 2014.
Finally the Westnewton Wind Farm, developed by Broadview Energy, is located in Cumbria between the villages of Aspatria and Westnewton and will consist of three MM82 turbines. With a total capacity of 6.15 MW, the turbines will generate enough electricity to power approximately 3,250 homes. Broadview and REpower continue to build a strong working relationship. Previously, Broadview bought five MM92 and four MM92 turbines for their Seamer and Low Spinney Wind Farms respectively. Work at the Westnewton Wind Farm is due to commence this winter and will be completed by March, 2014.
Suzlon Group wins 58 MW of UK orders (PDF, 41 kByte)