Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Suzlon to supply wind turbines to four wind farms in France

Suzlon Group’s subsidiary REpower Systems SE has signed a contract with Valorem for 48 megawatts-worth of wind turbines that will go to wind farms in France.
Under the contract, REpower will be supplying Valorem with 24 MM92 wind turbines that have a rated power of 2 MW each. The wind turbines will go to four wind farms located in French Picardie, Pays de la Loire and Burgundy regions.
Particularly, 12 wind turbines will be going to wind farms in Venoy Bene and Courgis, located in Burgundy. The turbines for the two wind farms will be erected in the beginning of 2014, while commissioning will start in spring 2014.
The wind farm located in Picardie, called Airaine, will have a total power output of 12 MW and is to be inaugurated on September 19. On the other hand, the Pays de Retz South wind farm that is located in Loire Atlantique recently began construction, with commissioning slated for autumn of this year.
In addition to supplying the wind turbines, REpower will be providing the wind farms with 10 years of full maintenance.
The four wind farms, which will have a total output of 48 MW, will cover the electricity needs of around 48,500 people, offsetting 32,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions yearly.
“We are glad to renew the partnership with REpower. We already have 21 REpower turbines in operation in Western France and a good partnership is established within our companies,” said Jean-Yves Grandidier, president of Valorem. – EcoSeed Staff