Suzlon Group crosses historic 1 GW milestone in UK

suzlon_logoHamburg/Edinburgh: Suzlon Group’s UK subsidiary, REpower Systems SE, a leading manufacturer of onshore and offshore wind turbines, has reached the historic milestone of 1 gigawatt (GW) installed capacity across UK wind farms. REpower UK is only the third manufacturer in the UK to achieve the 1 GW watershed.

Since its inception in 2005, REpower UK has consistently been one of the fastest growing turbine manufacturers in the UK. The company has taken just over two years to add a further 500 MW to its portfolio since announcing 500 MW of installed capacity in the summer of 2010. By 2014 REpower UK is looking to secure 25 per cent of UK onshore market share and 30 per cent of UK offshore market share.

Since REpower UK reached 500 MW installed capacity back in 2010, the manufacturer has added a substantial number of wind farms to its portfolio in England, Scotland and Wales. These include the Penny Hill wind farm developed by Banks Renewables which features six 3.4M104 turbines and was the project that took REpower UK to 1 GW. 3.4M104 is currently the company’s most powerful onshore wind turbine, and is the most powerful onshore turbine to be installed and operate in the UK.

Rick Eggleston, Managing Director of REpower UK says: “We are delighted to reach the historic milestone of 1 GW of installed capacity in the UK. We believe this is testament to the quality and reliability of REpower’s turbine technology which is ideally suited to UK wind conditions both onshore and offshore. We are committed to developing our market share and installed base in the UK wind power sector, and to building further on the successful relationships we have developed since we installed our first turbine in the UK in 2005.”

Andreas Nauen, CEO of REpower Systems SE comments: “Reaching 1 GW of installed capacity emphasises the UK as one of REpower’s core markets for our onshore and offshore business.”

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 metres to 126 metres. 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 more than 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, Romania, Sweden, Poland 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 and marketshare, at the end of 2012. The company’s global spread extends across Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and North and South America with approximately 21,500 MW of wind energy capacity installed, operations across 32 countries and a workforce of over 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.