Matthias Schubert retires as CTO of REpower Systems SE

suzlon_logoPune/Hamburg: Suzlon Group has today announced that the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of its wholly-owned subsidiary, REpower Systems SE, Matthias Schubert, is to retire on 31st March 2013. Mr Schubert has served in this role for 12 years since the founding of the company. He has shaped REpower’s product portfolio in the onshore and offshore sector and has set the course for innovative products, such as the REpower MM and 3.XM series as well as the REpower 5M and 6M offshore turbines. Until a successor to head REpower’s technology function has been identified the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Andreas Nauen, will oversee this portfolio.

Tulsi Tanti, chairman of Suzlon Group and REpower’s supervisory board, said: “In the wind turbine manufacturing business, Matthias Schubert is one of the giants – he is one of the most highly respected engineers and innovators of his time. It has been a genuine privilege and pleasure for me to have worked so closely with Matthias over the years. His contribution to REpower specifically – and the Group more broadly – is significant. We thank him for his service to us and wish him happiness and prosperity when he retires from REpower in the spring”.

Matthias Schubert said: “I have enjoyed my time here at REpower very much. I am extremely grateful for the exciting times I have lived through with REpower on its journey from a North-German niche player to a Global champion. Although I am sad to be leaving, I pay tribute to all those who have worked with me at REpower and thank them for their hard work and loyalty. It was always my strongest driver to work in this spirit of commitment, trust, honesty and pride that we have developed as a culture here at REpower. I leave a strong team to carry on this important work. I would also like to take this opportunity to say what a pleasure it has been working with Tulsi Tanti and his senior team as well as Andreas Nauen”.

Andreas Nauen commented: “It has been a great experience to work so closely with Matthias Schubert over the past three years and I know we will miss him very much”.

About REpower:

REpower Systems SE, a wholly owned subsidiary within the Suzlon Group, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of onshore and offshore wind turbines. The international mechanical engineering company develops, produces and markets wind turbines for almost any location – with rated outputs of 1.8 MW to 6.15 MW and rotor diameters of 82 meters to 126 meters. Furthermore, the company offers its customers project specific solutions in the areas of turnkey, service and maintenance, transport and installation, as well as foundation planning and construction. The profitable and reliable systems are designed at the REpower TechCenter in Osterrönfeld and manufactured at its plants in Husum (North Friesland), Trampe (Brandenburg) and Bremerhaven as well as Portugal, India and China. With around 3,300 employees worldwide the company headquartered in Hamburg can make use of the experience gained from the manufacture and installation of
over 4,600 wind turbines around the world. REpower is represented by distribution partners, subsidiaries and participations in European markets such as France, Belgium, the UK, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, Poland, Romania and Spain as well as on a global level in the USA, China, Australia and Canada.

About Suzlon Group:

The Suzlon Group is ranked as the world’s fifth largest* wind turbine supplier, in terms of cumulative installed capacity, at the end of 2011. The company’s global spread extends across Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and North and South America with installations of over 20,000 MW and operations across 32 countries and a workforce of approximately 13,000. The Group offers one of the most comprehensive product portfolios – ranging from sub-megawatt on-shore turbines at 600 Kilowatts (KW), to the world’s largest commercially available offshore turbine at 6.15 MW – with a vertically integrated, low-cost, manufacturing base. The Group – headquartered at Suzlon One Earth in Pune, India – comprises Suzlon Energy Limited and its subsidiaries, including REpower Systems SE. Visit us at

Source: *BTM Consult ApS – A part of Navigant Consulting – World Market Update 2012.