- Published: 27 June 2008 27 June 2008
REpower North (China) Co. Ltd has received an order for 24 wind turbines from Guangdong Baolihua New Energy Stock Co. Ltd, an energy and property company based in Guangzhou.
The Chinese joint venture, in which REpower Systems has a majority interest of 50.01%, will deliver the turbines of type MM82, each with rated power of 2MW, in summer 2009 for a wind farm on the coast of Guangdong Province, 2,000 kilometres southeast of Beijing. The turbines of type MM82, which REpower North has been constructing in Baotou since May 2008, are designed for the high wind speeds on the south Chinese coast and in northern China and are also available in Cold Climate Version (CCV) for temperatures down to - 40º C. The joint venture REpower North (China) Co. Ltd was established in 2006 by REpower Systems AG, the Chinese steel and engineering company North Heavy Industry Corporation and project developer Honiton Energy Ltd in Baotou in Inner Mongolia. From 2009, 200 turbines meeting German quality standards are to be produced each year.