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Suzlon bags contracts for 16.4 MWs of turbines for British wind projects

India’s Suzlon Group has announced that its subsidiary REpower UK is starting the year right with two new contracts for 16.4 megawatts worth of wind turbines.

According to Rick Eggleston, managing director of REpower UK, the announcement of the new contracts is the perfect way to start this year, following a successful 2012.

“2012 was one of our most successful years to date with nearly 300 megawatts signed,” said Mr. Eggleston.

The company will be supplying the turbines for two new wind farms – the Wear Point project in Pembrokeshire, South Wales and the Avonmouth wind farm south west England.

The Wear Point project is set to begin construction this summer and will be completed by the end of the year. Owned by infrastructure company John Laing and developer Infinergy, Wear Point will use four MM82 turbines.

The Avonmouth project will also use four MM92 turbines and is being developed by Triodos Renewables Plc and GENeco at the Bristol sewage treatment works.

GENeco is a waste-to-energy company of Wessex Water, a regional water and sewage treatment business and already has an anaerobic digestion project in operation at the site. The new turbines will start operation in conjunction with this, as part of a wider strategy to increase renewable energy installations at Wessex Water’s sewage treatment works.

Construction at Avonmouth will commence in summer and be completed in December 2013. – EcoSeed Staff



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