- Published: 07 September 2005 07 September 2005
REpower Systems AG is one of three German manufacturers participating in the newly established “Foundation for Offshore Wind Energy”. REpower is due to construct four REpower 5M turbines in a test field outside Borkum in 2007 and in the process become involved in an offshore wind park located in German waters for the first time. The park will include a total of 12 turbines. The foundation was established to bundle the interests of as many participants in the offshore wind energy industry as possible. The foundation’s board of trustees is composed of manufacturers such as REpower, organisations and major energy providers, as well as institutions including the German Ministry of the Environment and representatives of the German coastal states. Planning is expected to be concluded as quickly as possible, so as to allow construction of the wind park to begin next year. The first turbines are due to be connected to the grid in 2007.