REpower Systems SE, a unit of Suzlon Energy, has signed a $268 million contract with Australia’s Meridian Energy Ltd. to supply turbines to the Mt. Mercer wind farm in Victoria, Australia.
Under the terms of the contract, REpower Systems will supply 64 MM92 series wind turbines to the project, each with 2.05 megawatts of rated power.
“This is a landmark order," said Andreas Nauen, CEO of REpower Systems SE. "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.”
The turbines are scheduled to be installed and commissioned between September 2013 and January 2015.
“This order once again underscores the depth of our capabilities as a group," said Suzlon Group Chairman Tulsi Tanti. "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.”