Nov 28, 2013 - Indian wind turbine maker Suzlon Energy (BOM:532667) said today its German unit Repower Systems SE would build and supply equipment for a 106.6-MW wind park in Australia owned by Mitsui & Co Ltd (TYO:8031).
Under the order, awarded by an Australian subsidiary of Japanese group, Repower will be in charge of the engineering, procurement and construction activities for the Bald Hills wind farm in the state of Victoria. In addition, it will deliver 52 of its MM92 turbines, of 2.05 MW each, and will service the machines for the 10 years. The service contract can be extended for five more years.
Turbine deliveries are to take place in the second quarter of 2014, with commissioning planned for the second quarter of 2015. When up and running, the wind farm will be able to generate up to 380,000 MWh of power annually, enough to meet the electricity needs of more than 62,000 households.
The deal represents Repower’s first order from Mitsui. It is also the biggest full-turnkey EPC contract for the company in Australia, Suzlon noted. Financial details were not disclosed.
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