Suzlon Group wins 20 MW UK wind farm projects. Suzlon Group-subsidiary, REpower Systems SE, has signed wind energy contracts to supply wind turbines for two wind power farms in England – Armistead and Carsington Pasture.
Armistead wind farm in South Cumbria is owned by Banks Renewables, and will see six REpower MM82 machines installed. Carsington Pasture wind farm is owned by independent power generation company, International Power, and will consist of four MM82 wind turbines.
The MM82 wind turbines have a rated output of 2.05 MW each. Armistead wind farm will have a rated output of 12 megawatts (MW) and will generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of nearly 7,000 homes annually.
The four wind turbines at 8.2MW Carsington wind farm will in total generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of at least 4,500 homes annually. Construction is due to start in summer 2012 for Carsington Pasture. Both Armistead and Carsington Pasture are expected to be completed in early 2013.
Mr. Phil Dyke, Development Director of Banks Renewables, said: “The REpower wind turbines we’ve specified provided the optimum solution for the Armistead scheme, and we’re pleased to continue to have the company’s support in our drive towards becoming one of the UK’s leading owner/operators of onshore wind farms.”
Mr. Rick Eggleston, Managing Director of REpower UK, commented: “I am pleased to announce the closure of these contracts. Armistead wind farm demonstrates our ongoing relationship with Banks Renewables and south Cumbria is the ideal location for our MM82 machine. We are delighted to have signed – after Flimby – a second project with our customer, International Power, and we look forward to working with them.”
REpower’s first project with International Power was signed at the end of 2011. Flimby wind farm will consist of three MM82 and is scheduled for completion at the end of 2012. Since its launch in 2004, REpower UK has delivered 37 onshore wind farms in Scotland, England and Wales and two offshore wind farms: Project Beatrice in the North Sea and its largest offshore contract to date in the UK is the Ormonde wind farm, owned by Vattenfall. This offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea consists of the 30 REpower 5M wind turbines with a total rated output of 150 MW.
By José Santamarta, www.suzlon.com