The 70 REpower MM92 wind turbines (each with a rated power of 2.05 megawatts and rotor diameter of 92.5 meters) are intended for a wind farm project in the West Coast market for delivery in mid-2011.
REpower and enXco have already been cooperating in the USA since 2006 and have implemented a series of wind farm projects in the US states of California, Washington and Indiana. All together, REpower USA Corp., headquartered in Denver, Colorado, has installed or sold 390 wind turbines in the USA.
"This agreement is a further sign of confidence by enXco in our reliable technology, which we now can demonstrate with nearly 800 megawatts of installed wind power or sold capacity in the USA", Mr. Per Hornung Pedersen, CEO – REpower, stated after signing the agreement.
"This order reflects our need to secure wind turbines for the recovering West Coast market where enXco is very well positioned due to the quality of the sites we have secured in California and the Pacific Northwest", stated Mr. Tristan Grimbert, President & CEO of enXco. "This conditional order demonstrates our continued strength in project development and ability to successfully procure turbines."
Added Mr. Tulsi Tanti, Chairman & Managing Director, Suzlon Energy and Chairman of Supervisory Board of REpower: "We are very pleased with this order. The United States forms one of the most important growth markets for wind energy today, and this order is another step forward in strengthening the REpower presence and competitiveness in the US wind energy market."
enXco, an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company (PARIS: EEN), has signed a delivery agreement with condition precedent with German turbine manufacturer REpower for up to 143.5 megawatts. The 70 REpower MM92 turbines, each with a rated capacity of 2.05 MW, are slated for delivery in 2011.
"This order reflects our need to secure turbines for the recovering West Coast market. enXco is very well positioned for wind projects due to the quality of the sites we have secured in California and the Pacific Northwest," stated Tristan Grimbert, president & CEO of enXco. "This conditional order demonstrates our continued strength in project development and ability to successfully procure turbines."
Steve Dayney, CEO of REpower USA Corp., said, "A high degree of trust has been developed through what has become a multi-year collaboration with enXco and parent company EDF EN. This new order strengthens our presence and competitiveness in the US wind energy market."
enXco (www.enxco.com), an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company (www.edf-energies-nouvelles.com), develops, constructs, operates and manages renewable energy projects throughout the United States. For more than two decades, we have been a leader in wind-energy focusing on large-scale wind projects. Today enXco’s portfolio includes solar and biomass technologies, in an effort to help drive our nation’s transition to a sustainable energy economy. enXco is a significant owner and developer of wind-energy installations in the United States, and is the leading third-party operations & maintenance provider for wind farms in North America.