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npower renewables has selected REpower to supply 16 of its 2MW MM70 wind turbines for the Ffynnon Oer project near Neath, in South Wales. REpower UK – a joint venture between REpower Systems AG and engineering company Peter Brotherhood Ltd – will be responsible for installing turbines at the wind farm. npower renewables will be responsible for providing a grid connection and access to the site, in conjunction with Western Power Distribution and the Forestry Commission respectively.
The 16 turbines, which each have a 58m tower with a 70m rotor diameter, will be manufactured by REpower in Germany, with erection and commissioning likely to begin in the last quarter of 2005. In addition to the installation and commissioning, REpower UK will be responsible for providing the necessary civil and electrical infrastructure, as well as a five-year warranty, operation and maintenance package.
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