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Suzlon Unit to supply 140 MW for its first wind farm in Pennsylvania, USA

REpower Systems SE – wholly-owned subsidiary of Suzlon Group – has concluded a contract with EverPower for the delivery of a total of 68 wind turbines.

REpower MM92 type turbines are destined for the Twin Ridges wind project in Somerset County, north of the Maryland-Pennsylvania border. It will be REpower’s first project in Pennsylvania. After its completion, the wind farm will generate a total output of nearly 140 megawatts (MW).

REpower’s MM92 turbines have a rated power of 2.05 megawatts (MW) and a hub height of either 80 or 100 metres each. The project will be a mixture of both hub heights. When complete, it will provide enough clean, renewable energy to power more than 38,000 homes and bring significant economic benefits to the region.

Commissioning of the wind farm is scheduled for FY13.

Tulsi R Tanti, founder, Chairman and Managing Director, Suzlon Group said:“This order underscores the Group’s strong presence in the North American wind market. It also confirms the Group’s ability to meet diverse market needs with a comprehensive product portfolio. I am very pleased with the partnership and am certain this will result in a successful project.”

“We are very pleased to partner once again,” said Jim Spencer, president and CEO of EverPower Wind Holdings, Inc. “We are impressed with the efficiency and potential production the MM 92 turbines will provide. They are ideal for the wind resources found in the region.”

Twin Ridges is the second project between EverPower and REpower. The companies are finalizing their first project together at the 25 turbine Howard wind farm in New York State.

Andreas Nauen, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of REpower Systems SE, points out: “Regarding the number of turbines this is one of the largest single orders for REpower. We appreciate the confidence our US customers place in us, and we are delighted after only just signing our first Alaskan cotract to be now also delivering turbines to Pennsylvania.”

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