Another German Offshore Wind Deal
Suzlon Lands 332 MW Offshore Wind Contract
Suzlon Energy Ltd. (BSE: SUEL), India's leading wind-turbine manufacturer, will supply 332 megawatts of offshore turbines to a new German North Sea project – Gode Wind I – 22 miles north of the East Frisian Islands in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Germany.
REpower Systems SE, a subsidiary of Suzlon Energy Ltd., has signed a contract with one of Germany's prominent wind energy developers, PNE Wind AG (BSE: PNE3) to deliver 54 offshore wind turbines set to be installed and commence operations in 2015.
Gode Wind I is the biggest offshore project to date using REpower equipment and ranks among the world's largest offshore projects with multi-megawatt class turbines.
Each turbine produces 6,150 kW of rated power and is capable of powering more than 6,000 households. Multiplied by 54 amounts to 332 megawatts of wind power, capable of generating enough electricity to power roughly 324,000 households.
The Gode Wind I wind farm is the first of many German open-sea wind energy projects in development, with plans to have 10 gigawatts of wind power installed in German waters by 2020.
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