31.01.2013 08:56 Age: 139 days
350 MW Canada order: REpower signs its biggest contract to date
Hamburg/Montreal: Suzlon Group’s subsidiary REpower Systems SE has signed a contract with EDF EN Canada Inc., a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, for the delivery of 175 2 MW wind turbines of the REpower MM82 and MM92 type for a project in Quebec, Canada. With a total rated output of 350 MW the Rivière-du-Moulin wind farm will be the biggest project in the history of REpower.
The project, located in the unorganised territories (UT) of Lac Pikauba and of Lac-Ministuk, north of the City of Quebec, will be developed in two phases: Construction of the first 150 MW starts in 2013, commissioning is set for December 2014. The second phase of 200 MW is scheduled for commissioning in December 2015.
Al Kurzenhauser, COO of EDF EN Canada, says: “We recognise and appreciate our long-term partnership with REpower. Together our companies have commissioned 1,275 MW throughout North America.”
Andreas Nauen, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of REpower Systems SE, comments: “This contract is a milestone for REpower as it is our biggest to date. We are looking forward to continuing our successful collaboration with EDF EN and we appreciate the trust they have in REpower and our technology.”
Helmut Herold, Managing Director of REpower’s Canadian subsidiary REpower Systems Inc., adds: “The contract signature for Rivière-du-Moulin is another great success for REpower in Canada that greatly contributes to the local economy. Both parties agreed to an ambitious delivery date which in turn will help maintain existing and create additional jobs in the Quebec wind industry.”
The contract is part of the framework agreement of up to 954 MW signed between EDF EN and REpower in 2009. In less than one year, REpower delivered, installed and commissioned a record of 190 REpower MM82 and MM92 turbines aggregating 380 MW in a special cold climate version for three EDF EN Canada wind farms: Massif du Sud, Phase 1 of Lac Alfred and Saint-Robert-Bellarmin. Two of them – Massif du Sud and Phase 1 of Lac Alfred – just recently went into commercial operation.