REpower inaugurates new production facility in Trampe (Brandenburg, Germany)
To meet the increasing demand for wind energy turbines of the multi-megawatt class "made by REpower", the existing halls, each with a length of 55 metres, have both been extended by an annex of 35 metres length each. For this purpose, the company has invested approx. EUR 1.2 million. Construction started in June this year, the halls were completed last week.
Previously, Trampe had an annual production capacity of about 150 wind energy turbines; in the extensions, six wind energy turbines can be manufactured weekly now which will double the annual production capacity.
The company’s management board, the 170 employees in Trampe, the mayor and local authorities celebrated the inauguration today.
In his speech, REpower’s CEO Prof. Dr. Fritz Vahrenholt pointed out the importance which the Brandenburg site has for the company: "Because of the currently highest orders on hand in the company’s history – more than 1,000 megawatts in total – it became necessary to expand the existing production sites besides constructing new ones as currently in Bremerhaven or Osterrönfeld. Furthermore, we will engage 30 new employees here at Trampe next year. From here – Trampe in Brandenburg – our wind energy turbines are delivered to all over the world. Our customers especially appraise the reliable technology, the outstanding quality as well as our service, of which one division is also managed in Trampe."
REpower Systems AG is one of the leading manufacturers of onshore and offshore wind turbines. The international engineering company develops, produces and sells wind turbines with outputs ranging from 2 to 5 megawatts and rotor diameters of 82 to 126 metres for almost all locations. It also provides a comprehensive service and maintenance range. The high performance, reliable turbines are designed at the REpower development centre in Rendsburg and produced at the sites in Husum (North Frisia) and Trampe (Brandenburg).
Listed on the stock exchange since March 2002 and with more than 1,300 employees worldwide, the Hamburg-based company relies on its experience in the production and installation of almost 2,000 wind turbines. REpower is represented in European markets such as France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal and Spain and in the international markets of the US, Japan, China and Australia through its sales partners, subsidiaries and investments.