July 15, 2013

Suzlon Group completes installation of 325 MW Thornton Bank offshore wind farm

- C-Power’s Thornton Bank wind farm features 48 REpower 6M turbines
- Phase III installations of 18 6M wind turbines completed on schedule
- The 6M is the world’s largest commercial offshore turbine at 6.15 MW

Pune/Hamburg: Suzlon Group-subsidiary, REpower Systems SE, installed the last
of the 48 total REpower 6M turbines in the Belgian offshore wind farm Thornton
Bank. The customer for this project is the Belgian offshore project development
company C-Power, which was set up by four Belgian investors and counts REpower
customers RWE Innogy and EDF EN amongst its shareholders. ABB and THV
Seawind, a consortium between DEME and Fabricom, were among the installation
partners.

Andreas Nauen, CEO of REpower Systems SE, said: “We are very proud to have
installed the largest fleet of 6 megawatt turbines worldwide. Thornton Bank confirms
the long-term potential of the market. We offer our customers the best technology
combined with industry leading experience in building projects in complex and
challenging environments.”

The 2013 construction phase covered 18 REpower 6M turbines. REpower completed
Phase III successfully and on time, underscoring the company’s well-developed
logistics concept and the good cooperation between the teams during the installation
of the turbines.

After the completion of all three construction phases, the wind farm has a total
output of 325 megawatts – enough to supply 600,000 people or a city the size of
Glasgow with electricity. In terms of investment volume, the contract marks the
largest financing for a completed project to date in the offshore wind industry
overall. Companies from Belgium, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Denmark and
Sweden are involved in Thornton Bank, making the wind farm a showcase project for
the European offshore wind industry.

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