REpower Systems’ joint venture in China is to build a 150MW wind farm on the coast of China’s Shandong province, 500 kilometres southeast of Beijing.
The project is the first commercial project for REpower North and one of the largest projects in the history of the REpower Systems Group.
The delivery of the first 75 MM82 2MW wind turbines is scheduled to take place from June 2008 to April 2009, and will absorb the full production capacity of the company during that time.
The customer itself, a consortium of companies comprising Guohua Energy Investment, based in Beijing, and Australia’s Roaring 40s Renewable Energy, has an option for the delivery of yet another 75 turbines in 2009/10.
Since 2003, the consortium has developed other large wind power projects in Inner Mongolia, Hebei and Shandong Province.
REpower North is based in Baotou, the business capital of Inner Mongolia where the lion’s share of China’s wind power installations are expected to take place. Besides German majority shareholder REpower, the joint venture consists of large state-owned North Heavy Industry Corporation and sino-British project developer Honiton Energy.