April 10, 2013
Suzlon Group crosses historic 1 GW milestone in UK
Hamburg/Edinburgh: Suzlon Group subsidiary REpower Systems, a leading
manufacturer of onshore and offshore wind turbines, has reached the historic
milestone of 1 gigawatt (GW) installed capacity across UK wind farms. REpower UK is
only the third manufacturer in the UK to achieve the 1 GW watershed.
Since its inception in 2005, REpower UK has consistently been one of the fastest
growing turbine manufacturers in the UK. The company has taken just over two
years to add a further 500MW to its portfolio since announcing 500 MW of installed
capacity in the summer of 2010. By 2014 REpower UK is looking to secure 25 per
cent of UK onshore market share and 30 per cent of UK offshore market share.
Since REpower UK reached 500 MW installed capacity back in 2010, the
manufacturer has added a substantial number of wind farms to its portfolio in
England, Scotland and Wales. These include the Penny Hill wind farm developed by
Banks Renewables which features six 3.4M104 turbines and was the project that
took REpower UK to 1GW. 3.4M104 is currently the companys most powerful
onshore wind turbine, and is the most powerful onshore turbine to be installed and
operate in the UK.
Rick Eggleston, Managing Director of REpower UK says: We are delighted to
reach the historic milestone of 1GW of installed capacity in the UK. We believe this is
testament to the quality and reliability of REpowers turbine technology which is
ideally suited to UK wind conditions both onshore and offshore. We are committed to
developing our market share and installed base in the UK wind power sector, and to
building further on the successful relationships we have developed since we installed
our first turbine in the UK in 2005.
Andreas Nauen, CEO of REpower Systems SE comments: Reaching 1 GW of
installed capacity emphasizes the UK as one of REpowers core markets for our
onshore and offshore business.