This acquisition is in addition to REH’s existing 32.5MW wind farm, located in Kesfeld, near
The Kirf wind farm was purchased for €10.5m. It consists of four MM92 Repower turbines, each with 2MW capacity. These turbines have been in operation since 1 June 2007 and are reported to be performing ahead of management’s expectations. According to German EEC law, Kirf is entitled to a tariff of €81.90 per MW over a period of 20 years and has entered into a grid connection contract with RWE. Management expects Kirf to achieve a wind load factor of 27 per cent.
Mike Proffitt, chief executive of REH said: ‘We are delighted to have completed the purchase of the Kirf wind farm. The site is ideal for a wind farm, the evidence of which is that production in the first few months has already exceeded our original expectations. Our experience at Kesfeld has shown us that grid connection facilities in the area are of the highest standard and we look forward to building on the results we have already achieved in the German market.’
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