REpower and Heritage sign supply contract covering 18 MW for Michigan wind farm project

(PresseBox) ( Hamburg, )
REpower USA Corp., a subsidiary of German wind turbine manufacturer REpower Systems AG (WKN 617703), has signed a third contract with US project developer Heritage Sustainable Energy LLC to supply nine wind turbines for a site in Michigan. The turbines of the REpower MM92 type have a rated power of 2.05 megawatts (MW) and a hub height of 100 meters each; they are destined for the Stoney Corners III wind farm project near the city of McBain and are expected to be installed by summer 2011. The contract also provides an option for delivery of another 70 REpower MM92 turbines for additional Heritage projects in Michigan.

The nine turbines in Stoney Corners III wind farm will have a total output of 18.45 MW. In addition to the projects Stoney Corners I and Stoney Corners II it is the third joint project of REpower and Heritage in this region. In 2011, when Stoney Corners will be completed, 25 REpower MM92 turbines will be installed at the site - seven turbines with a hub height of 80 meters as well as a another 18 turbines with 100 meters hub height. REpower and Heritage will also execute an agreement for a twelve year integrated service package for all REpower turbines at the Stoney Corners site.

Steve Dayney, CEO of REpower USA Corp., said after the signing of the contract: "We are delighted to further extend our collaboration with Heritage to a third contract for REpower turbines within the past year. Michigan offers a large number of excellent wind sites, and we are confident that we will continue to be a major participant in its wind energy future."

Marty Lagina, CEO of Heritage Sustainable Energy LLC, added: "Heritage is very pleased with our relationship with REpower and the performance of the turbines at our Stoney Corners wind farm - we look forward to continued success with the next phase of development."

To date, REpower USA Corp. (headquartered in Denver, Colorado) has installed or sold more than 420 wind turbines in the United States, with a total output of over 800 MW. The firm's customers include enXco, a subsidiary of the energy provider EDF Energies Nouvelles, John Deere Renewables, Cannon Power, National Wind and Heritage Sustainable Energy.
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