Forging ahead with exports

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After installations abroad amounting to 53.71 MW in 1999, Enercon is now forging ahead with more exports. It has projects in eight countries that could amount to more than 200 MW installed overseas in 2000, if a huge order for Italian generator Edison Energia (Windpower Monthly, January 2000) is in the ground within the year. This will double in one year Enercon's total capacity abroad to end 1999, which stood at about 202 MW, or 13.5% of total installed Enercon capacity of almost 1500 MW, reports the company. Of the eight countries, Italy is taking by far the largest amount - 132 MW made up of 600 kW E40 machines. The combined capacity destined for the seven other countries is 84.5 MW. Assuming most of the projects are installed in 2000, Enercon exports this year will increase about four-fold on the 1999 figure. The export projects include 12 MW in Austria to come on-line before August, 12 MW in Australia, to be commissioned in July, two projects in Portugal, one of 10 MW and the other of 3 MW to be commissioned in February and July respectively, all using E40 600 kW machines. A 7.5 MW wind station in Japan, also due on line in July, will use E66 1.5 MW machines (Windpower Monthly, October 1999).

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