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Suzlon subsidiary REpower bags windfarm project in Austria

According to reports, Suzlon Group subsidiary REpower Systems today said it has signed a 25.6-MW contract with Windkraft Simonsfeld to supply eight turbines for its windfarm project in Austria.

“REpower signed a contract with the Austrian operator Windkraft Simonsfeld for supplying eight 3.2 M114 wind turbines,” the company said in a statement.

The turbines, each with a rated power output of 3.2 MW and a hub height of 143 metres, will be supplied for the Poysdorf-Wilfersdorf III windfarm in Austria.

“With a total height of 200 metres, the REpower 3.2 M114, which is the tallest wind turbine ever constructed in that country, will be delivered in the second quarter of 2013 and the project is scheduled to go live in the fourth quarter,” it said.

Besides delivery, the Hamburg-based REpower will also be responsible for constructing and commissioning these turbines besides maintaining them, as well as conclude a 20-year integrated service package (ISP) contract with Windkraft Simonsfeld, the release said.

“The Austrian market offers huge potential that we are keen to leverage for the benefit of REpower. This is why we plan to further strengthen our activities here in the future,” REpower Systems Managing Director Jens Müller-Nielsen said.

Compared to a 3.2 M114 turbine with a hub height of 93 metres, a hub height of 143 metres can increase yields at locations with low wind speeds by up to 50%, he said.

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