REpower Systems SE has signed a contract with EDF EN Canada Inc. to supply 75 wind turbines in the Canadian province of Quebec. This is the third release order from the framework agreement concluded between EDF Energies Nouvelles and REpower in November 2009.
REpower's 2 MW MM82 and MM92 turbines are intended for the Massif du Sud wind farm, located on the south shore of Quebec City. REpower will deliver the first turbines beginning in early 2012, with the commissioning of the wind farm planned for autumn of the same year. The company will also be responsible for turbine maintenance.
With the projects Lac Alfred and Saint-Robert-Bellarmin and now Massif du Sud, EDF EN has already released 530 MW from the framework agreement covering up to 954 MW.
Quebec's local-content requirements call for 30% of the turbines' production to be realized in the Gaspesie-Iles-de-la-Madeleine region and in the administrative district of Matane. REpower says it has concluded long-term contracts with local suppliers for towers, blades and converters.