24 May 2006 – REpower Systems has enlarged its framework agreement with the French EDF Energies Nouvelles, a subsidiary of Europe’s largest energy supplier EDF and now plans to supply up to 140 wind energy turbines of the 2 MW class to before the end of 2008.
A project list for the supply of up to 140 turbines of the REpower MM series has already been defined and has been fixed in the contract. In total, this list comprises twelve projects which are reserved for REpower and which are expected be realised in 2007 and 2008.
By signing the framework agreement, both companies envisage extending their
strategic partnership in connection with the realization of wind energy projects in the years to come. Common business activities shall also be expanded to Eastern and Southern Europe from 2008.
“Our high quality requirements are paying off. Again one of the most important wind developers has chosen us as key supplier”, said CEO of REpower Systems, Prof. Dr. Fritz Vahrenholt. “The partnership with EDF EN is until now the most important step for our growth strategy. In addition to this we can jointly enter attractive markets as e.g. in Eastern and Southern Europe.”
“The contract with REpower is a key for our development in Europe and a natural milestone in our long-term relationship with one of the leading turbine suppliers”, says the COO of EDF EN, Yvon André.
Once the contract has entered into force, the first projects will be the realization of Luc sur Orbieu windfarms in France (eight MM70 turbines in Département Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon region) and the “Bicker” project in the UK (13 MM82 turbines in Lincolnshire).