Repower and Meiden secure order to supply 13.5 MW wind plant

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Germany's Repower Systems and its Japanese sales partner Meiden have fought off international competition to win a further order to supply turbines for a wind project in Japan. Due to be installed in the second half of 2005, nine of its 1.5 MW MD77 machines will be used for a 13.5 MW wind farm being developed in the coastal city of Hojyo, in the southwestern Honshu Island, which is part of Tottori Prefecture. The call for tenders for the project was issued in 2003. Repower will manufacture the machines and rotor blades at one of its German production sites and ship them in spring 2005. The towers for the turbines will be manufactured in Korea. The units will be installed along the coastline of the Sea of Japan and are due to be operating by the end of 2005. Local authorities will operate the wind farm, while the electricity produced will be sold to local utility Chugoku Electric Power. In addition, a further 17 of Repower's 1.5 MW machines are being installed this April for a 25.5 MW wind farm being developed in Hachiryu town in Akite Prefecture by M-Winds, a 100% owned subsidiary of Meiden. The wind farm is due online in September 2006.

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