REpower Systems SE, a Suzlon Group-subsidiary has signed a contract with Meridian Energy Limited to supply 64 MM92 wind turbines, each with 2.05 MW of rated power, to Mt Mercer wind farm, based in Victoria, Australia.
This is REpower’s largest ‘supply & install’ contract for its MM series turbines in Australia till now as well as first contract with Meridian Energy. The wind turbines will be installed and commissioned between September next year and January 2015.
“Being awarded this contract during our ‘10 years in Australia’ celebrations underscores REpower Australia’s longstanding commitment to the Australian wind energy industry and the opportunities presented by the renewable energy target which will deliver around 7 GW of new wind generating capacity in Australia by 2020,” Chris Judd, CEO of REpower Australia said on the occasion.
“This is a landmark order – we are delighted that our wind turbine technology has been selected by Meridian Energy to construct the Mt Mercer wind farm. This reinforces our position as one of the leading players in the Australian wind energy sector, a key market for us in the years ahead,” Andreas Nauen, CEO of REpower Systems SE said.
“This order once again underscores the depth of our capabilities as a Group. The combination of our product portfolio; our deep experience in installing and operating projects in very challenging conditions; and our exceptional operating record, with turbine availability consistently exceeding the industry average, makes us the partner of choice in the Australian market, and around the world,” Tulsi Tanti, Chairman, Suzlon Group said.