REpower, SLE Conclude Contract For Canadian Wind Projects


REpower Systems AG and the Saint-Laurent Energies Consortium (SLE) have concluded a contract for the delivery of 150 wind turbines. The turbines have a total power of 300 MW and are destined for the Lac Alfred wind farm project in Quebec.

REpower will deliver, install and commission 54 MM82 turbines and 96 MM92 turbines in two phases.

REpower signed a framework agreement for up to 954 MW for wind farm projects in Quebec with SLE co-owners EDF Energies Nouvelles and RES Canada in November 2009.

The wind projects are being developed by SLE, a Montreal-based wind energy company jointly owned by EDF EN Canada Inc. and RES Canada Inc. The signing of the contract for the Lac Alfred project marks the first call from this framework agreement.

In accordance with the tender conditions of Hydro-Quebec, REpower will generate at least 30% of the added value on the wind turbines in the Gaspesie Iles-de-la-Madeleine region and the Matane regional county municipality.

Contracts have been concluded with local component suppliers for blades, towers and converters for this purpose.

SOURCE: REpower Systems AG

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