According to reports, Repower Systems SE is spending 10 million euros ($14.6 million) to expand two wind-turbine production facilities in Germany to satisfy increasing demand.
The Hamburg-based company, a unit of Asia’s third-largest turbine maker Suzlon Energy Ltd. (SUEL), will boost annual capacity at its nacelle and hub production plant in Bremerhaven to 900 megawatts from 600 megawatts by 2012, the company said today in a website statement.
Repower is also expanding its facility in the state of Brandenburg to assemble 3-megawatt turbines, instead of 2- megawatt machines, by the end of this year. The smaller turbines will be built at plants in Germany, Portugal and India, Repower said.
“We have to reposition our three German plants and expand capacities in good time,” Gregor Gnaedig, Repower’s chief operating officer, said in the statement. “The European offshore business will also increase significantly over the next few years.”