Publisher: REpower Systems AG
REpower to deliver 19 wind turbines to Japan
Hamburg, 1 July 2005. REpower Systems AG (WKN 617703) received an order to deliver a total of 19 wind energy turbines to Japan. The REpower MD77-type turbines provide a rated power of each 1.5 megawatts. Two of the turbines are expected to be erected in autumn this year in the Northwest of Japan´s main island Honshu, in the coastal city of Akita. Delivering of further 17 turbines is scheduled for the first quarter of 2006. They will be installed close to the coastal city of Hachiryu, also in the Northwest of Honshu.
REpower will manufacture a total of 19 turbines at its German production sites Husum and Trampe. The customer is the sales partner MEIDEN who successfully offers REpower turbines on the Japanese market since spring 2002. The order volume is in the double-digit million Euro range.
The two turbines to be delivered this year are intended for the projects “Mukaihama” and “Akita Marine”, which are scheduled for autumn this year. The remaining 17 turbines are destined for the project “Hachiryu”, which is expected to be realised at the beginning of the first quarter 2006. Regarding the “Hachiryu” project, MEIDEN is developer and wind park operator at the same time.
As sales partner, MEIDEN is the exclusive distributor for REpower products in Japan. Along with the continuous market development, MEIDEN closely cooperates with REpower in Germany for the maintenance and service for the turbines in Japan. REpower is the fourth largest manufacturer on the Japanese market.
REpower Systems AG is active in the sunrise market of wind power. The company's range of business services includes the system development, licensing, production and marketing of wind turbines. This is supplemented by a comprehensive after sales service. Because of its presence in the decisive stages of the value creation chain, REpower has powerful overall competence in wind energy. With more than 560 employees, the company headquartered in Hamburg can rely on its experience in the production and installation of more than 1000 wind turbines worldwide. The high-quality, technologically sophisticated turbines are designed in the development centre in Rendsburg and produced in the plants in Husum (North Frisia) and Trampe (Brandenburg). The internationally expanding company is represented through subsidiary companies and joint ventures in France, Greece, Great Britain, Italy, Portugal and Spain as well as in Canada and Australia.
Meidensha - a leading electrical engineering company in the Japanese electrical engineering sector - was established in 1897 by Hosui Shigemune to manufacture electric motors. As an electrical engineering company with more than 7,400 employees, Meidensha has excellent technological expertise and is developing its systems supply business in a number of technological fields. The company operates in four main areas: energy, the environment, info and communications, and industrial systems, and markets REpower's multi-megawatt technology in Japan.
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