Published: 12 July 2007 12 July 2007
REpower Systems AG has concluded an agreement with the Osterrönfeld local authority and Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft des Kreises Rendsburg-Eckernförde (WFG - Rendsburg-Eckernförde Economic Development Corporation), which supports the company's development intention within the community.
The local authority and WFG are committed to making the required areas available to REpower for the construction of production sites and an administrative building within a year and to build a port opposite the current district port in Rendsburg, which is also suitable for the transportation of very heavy wind turbine components. Prospective costs for the new port, including the development of the industrial area bordering the wharfage are expected to be € 15 million. The cost for the new port's technical equipment, with cranes, vehicles, a heavy-duty pontoon and a plant is estimated to be approximately € 17 million. In the first stage of development, capital investment from REpower will be approximately € 16 million. All other administration and production locations of REpower Systems AG in Germany (Hamburg, Husum, Trampe/Brandenburg, Osnabrück as well as the future product facility in Bremerhaven) remain unchanged or are to be extended.