Suzlon Group Signs Contract For 131 MW Australian Wind Farm Project
- Mt Mercer wind project to be supplied with 64 MM92 wind turbines
- The project will have a total capital cost of around AUD $260M
- Project scheduled for delivery from September, 2013
Melbourne VIC - Suzlon Group-subsidiary, REpower Systems SE, has signed a contract with Meridian Energy Limited to supply 64 MM92 wind turbines, each with 2.05 MW of rated power, to the Mt Mercer wind farm.
The Mt Mercer wind farm project is based in Victoria, Australia, located approximately 30 km south of Ballarat.
This is REpower’s first contract with Meridian Energy and the company’s largest ‘supply & install’ contract for its MM series turbines in Australia to date. The wind turbines are scheduled to be installed and commissioned between September, 2013 and January, 2015.
Speaking about the contract, Mr Chris Judd, CEO – REpower Australia, said: “Being awarded this contract during our ‘10 years in Australia’ celebrations underscores REpower Australia’s longstanding commitment to the Australian wind energy industry and the opportunities presented by the renewable energy target which will deliver around 7 GW of new wind generating capacity in Australia by 2020.”
Mr Andreas Nauen, CEO - REpower Systems SE, stated: “This is a landmark order - we are delighted that our wind turbine technology has been selected by Meridian Energy to construct the Mt Mercer wind farm. This reinforces our position as one of the leading players in the Australian wind energy sector, a key market for us in the years ahead.”
Added Mr Tulsi Tanti, Chairman – Suzlon Group: “This order once again underscores the depth of our capabilities as a Group. The combination of our product portfolio; our deep experience in installing and operating projects in very challenging conditions; and our exceptional operating record, with turbine availability consistently exceeding the industry average, makes us the partner of choice in the Australian market, and around the world.”
SOURCE: Suzlon Group