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REpower wins Saint-Laurent Énergies turbine order

17 Jan 2011

REpower Systems has been awarded a contract by the Saint-Laurent Énergies (SLE) Consortium for the supply of 150 wind turbines.

Together, the wind turbines will supply a power capacity of 300MW at the Lac Alfred wind farm project in the Canadian province of Québec.

REpower has previously signed a framework agreement for up to 954MW for wind farm projects in Québec with SLE co-owners EDF Energies Nouvelles and RES Canada in November 2009.

Andreas Nauen, CEO of REpower Systems, said, ‘This is our largest project to date and a further milestone in REpower’s international business and the North American market, a market which is important for us. We want to carry out many more projects in Canada and this is a market in which we can make the most of the advantages of our technology.’

The project is due to be built in two phases with the first 75 turbines to be commissioned in December 2012.

The latter half of the project is scheduled to enter operation in 2013.

Matthias Schubert, CTO at REpower Systems said, ‘We have adapted our turbines to the demanding grid conditions in Canada and use special cold climate versions. These turbines have been designed for the humid Canadian weather with heavy temperature fluctuations, and have already proven themselves in test projects in Québec.’

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