Suzlon wins two contracts
REpower Systems SE, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Suzlon Group, has concluded with GDF- SUEZ Futures Energies’ two contracts, totalling 40 MW for the supply of 20 wind turbines MM92 and MM82 types with a nominal output of 2.05 MW each. REpower will provide with the full maintenance of these two wind farms for a minimum of five years, according to the company. In order to fulfil particular requirements of the site, the Somme Soude windfarm, located in the northern - eastern region of Champagne - Ardenne will be supplied with nine turbines of MM92 with 92 meters rotor diameter at different hub heights (80 m and 100m) and one MM82 turbine with 82 meters rotor diameter. Project deliveries are planned for spring 2014 and commissioning for September 2014. Ten MM92 turbines with 100 meters hub height are intended for Hangest wind farm located in the northern region Picardie. The delivery and the erection of the wind turbines are planned for summer 2014 and commissioning for October 2014.
Speaking on the order, Pierre Parvex, Director of the Renewable Energy Division – GDF SUEZ Energie France said: “These contracts are the results of many ruitful exchanges between both our companies and illustrate well the confident relationship built with REpower since 2005 . The commissioning of the wind farms of Hangest surSomme and Somme Soude is perfectly in line with our development strategy in wind energy. Today, GDF SUEZ operates over 1,200 MW of wind energy and is the first wind operator in France.” Olivier Perot, Managing Director – REpower S.A.S. Added, “These two contracts with GDF SUEZ Futures Energies consolidate the partnership established between our respective companies and we are glad GDF - SUEZ Futures Energies has confirmed its confidence in Repower.”