REpower announces turbines for U.S., France

The order is for 44 2-MW turbines, 10 of which will be delivered to a wind farm in Oregon.

Wind turbine manufacturer REpower Systems AG (Hamburg, Germany) says it has signed contracts in France and the U.S. for the supply of 44 wind turbines. The REpower MM92 turbines, each with 2 MW rated power, are destined for wind farms in the northeast France and in Oregon in the U.S.
The wind farm Les Hauts Pays in the French department of Haute-Marne will be operated by the French project developer Erelia Haute Marne, a subsidiary of the REpower client GDF SUEZ. The project is part of a framework agreement signed by REpower and Electrabel, also a subsidiary of GDF SUEZ, in 2007. A total of 23 MM92s, each with a hub height of 100m/328 ft, will be installed for the sections. Les Hauts Pays Centre and Sud by REpower Systems’ French subsidiary, REpower SAS Les Hauts Pays Nord, another section of the wind farm project, will comprise 11 MM92s, each with a hub height of 80m/262 ft, following completion of the project.
In the U.S., REpower will supply 10 MM92 turbines, each with a hub height of 78.5m/258 ft, for the Echo wind farm in Oregon. The turbines are scheduled to be brought into operation next year by REpower’s U.S.subsidiary REpower USA Corp. REpower’s customer is John Deere Renewables LLC, a financial services business of Deere & Co. Steve Dayney, managing director of REpower USA Corp., emphasized, "We are delighted to have John Deere Renewables as a partner, who, like REpower, stands for quality and reliability, and we hope to be able to extend this cooperation in future years."