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Tacke compensates owners

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Tacke describes as an "act of goodwill" its decision to provide compensation to the owners of Tacke wind turbines in Germany who have lost their insurance protection and guarantees following the bankruptcy of Tacke Windtechnik. Tacke Service will pay turbine owners DEM 1200 a year per turbine against the cost of maintenance, reducing this cost "considerably," according to Ulrich Shomakers of the company. "This is a signal for all operators that Tacke Service finds the current situation regarding the re-establishment of insurance contracts as unsatisfactory as they do." The company adds: "Negotiations with the sequester and insurance companies are proving to be legally very difficult. No agreement is in sight." Enron Wind Holding took over the assets of bankrupt Tacke Windtechnik last year, placing them in two subsidiaries, Tacke Wind Energie and Tacke Service. Both Tacke companies and Enron "thought it was time to show customers that they will be supported wherever possible and that all sides should look to the future together." Operators welcomed the move, according to Tacke Service.

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