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Suzlon enters Romania’s wind energy market

India’s Suzlon Group’s subsidiary REpower Systems will be supplying turbines for the Romanian wind energy market for the first time, the company said.

According to statistics from the European Wind Energy Association, Romania’s wind power market is growing fast. It was seventh among the 10 biggest European wind markets in 2011, with 520 megawatts of new installations.

REpower Systems concluded a contract with P.E. Deus Ex S.R.L., a project company of WSB International G.m.b.H., to deliver eight wind turbines to Romania.

The 3.2- megawatt turbines will be installed in a wind farm project near Margineni in Neamt county. The wind farm is set to be built and commissioned by autumn 2013.

REpower Systems will set up a Romanian subsidiary, REpower Systems DTE Romania S.R.L. The headquarters is to be located in Bucharest.

REpower, based in Hamburg, manufactures onshore and offshore wind turbines. It focuses on the European markets as well as the United States, China, Australia and Canada.

REpower is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Suzlon Group, the world’s fifth largest wind turbine supplier in terms of cumulative installed capacity in 2011. Suzlon has around 20,000 MW of wind energy capacity installed in 30 countries. – EcoSeed Staff

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