September 12, 2013
Suzlon Group wins 48 MW order in France
- Order for 24 units of REpower MM92 turbines
- Turbines will be supplied to four windfarms
Courbevoie / Pune: REpower Systems SE, a Suzlon Group-subsidiary, signed a
contract with Valorem for 24 wind turbines of type MM92 with 80 metres hub height
and a rated power of 2 megawatt (MW) to be supplied to four windfarms located in
French Picardie, Pays de la Loire and Burgundy regions. REpower will also provide
the full maintenance of the windfarms for 10 years.
The Airaine wind farm, located in Picardie, with a total power output of 12 MW, will
be inaugurated on 19th September.
Work at the Pays de Retz South windfarm, located in Loire Atlantique, began recently
and the commissioning is planned for autumn of this year.
The 12 turbines intended for Venoy Bene and Courgis, located in Burgundy will be
erected in the beginning of 2014 and the two wind farms will be commissioned in
The towers of the 24 turbines will be manufactured at the Francéole facility in the
Burgundy region. Valorems subsidiary, Valréa, coordinates civil works and electrical
works. Civil works, electrical works and other services as transport are handled by
Jean-Yves Grandidier, President - Valorem said: 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.
Olivier Perot, Managing Director REpower S.A.S., added: "We are pleased
Valorem is continuing the business partnership with REpower for these four
contracts. This highlights the quality of our service and the reliability of our turbines.
Moreover, REpower is proud to contribute to the creation of activities and jobs for
wind sector in France through our long-term industrial partners such as Francéole.
With a total output of 48 MW, the four wind farms will cover the electricity needs of
approximately 48,500 people (including heating) and offset 32,000 tons of CO2