The wind turbines of the REpower MM92 type have a rated power of 2.05 megawatts (MW) and a hub height of 100 meters each; they are destined for the Stoney Corners III wind farm project near the city of McBain and are expected to be installed by summer 2011. The wind power contract also provides an option for delivery of another 70 REpower MM92 turbines for additional Heritage projects in Michigan.
The nine wind turbines in Stoney Corners III wind farm will have a total output of 18.45 MW. In addition to the projects Stoney Corners I and Stoney Corners II it is the third joint project of REpower and Heritage in this region. In 2011, when Stoney Corners will be completed, 25 REpower MM92 turbines will be installed at the site – seven turbines with a hub height of 80 meters as well as a another 18 turbines with 100 meters hub height. REpower and Heritage will also execute an agreement for a twelve year integrated service package for all REpower turbines at the Stoney Corners site.
Steve Dayney, CEO of REpower USA Corp., said after the signing of the contract: “We are delighted to further extend our collaboration with Heritage to a third contract for REpower turbines within the past year. Michigan offers a large number of excellent wind sites, and we are confident that we will continue to be a major participant in its wind energy future.”
Marty Lagina, CEO of Heritage Sustainable Energy LLC, added: “Heritage is very pleased with our relationship with REpower and the performance of the turbines at our Stoney Corners wind farm – we look forward to continued success with the next phase of development.”
To date, REpower USA Corp. (headquartered in Denver, Colorado) has installed or sold more than 420 wind turbines in the United States, with a total output of over 800 MW. The firm’s customers include enXco, a subsidiary of the energy provider EDF Energies Nouvelles, John Deere Renewables, Cannon Power, National Wind and Heritage Sustainable Energy.
REpower Systems AG, a Suzlon group company, is one of the leading manufacturers of onshore and offshore wind turbines. The international mechanical engineering company develops, produces and markets wind turbines with rated outputs of 2.05 MW to 6.15 MW and rotor diameters of 82 meters to 126 meters for almost any location.
The company also offers a comprehensive portfolio of service and maintenance packages. The profitable and reliable systems are designed at the REpower TechCenter in Osterrönfeld and manufactured at its plants in Husum (North Friesland), Trampe (Brandenburg) and Bremerhaven as well as Portugal and China.
With about 2,000 employees worldwide, the company, which has been listed since March 2002 and is headquartered in Hamburg, can make use of the experience gained from the manufacture and installation of over 2,000 wind turbines around the world. REpower is represented by distribution partners, subsidiaries and participations in European markets such as France, Belgium, the UK, Italy, Portugal and Spain as well as on a global level in the USA, Japan, China, Australia and Canada.
Suzlon Energy Limited and REpower, if taken together, stand as the world’s third leading wind turbine supplier group in terms of wind power market share. Market share of 9.8% is derived from BTM Consult ApS World Market Update 2009, ranking Suzlon with 6.4% of global market share and REpower with 3.4% of global market share.