A contract “turnkey” for the supply, construction and maintenance of six machines for the wind farm to the hot valley in northern France was concluded by REpower (wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon group), Epuron and Impax (investor).

The wind farm in the hot valley of a total capacity of 12 MW located in the towns of Bourg-le-Hornoy Lafresguimont and St. Martin in the Somme (Picardy) will be developed by EPURON France with the support of Impax, manager of private investment funds.

Thus, REpower Systems will provide six turbines of type MM92 with a hub height of 80 meters and a rated power of 2.05 MW each. The park is expected to produce 35,000 kilowatt-hours per year, equivalent to the electricity consumption of more than 14 000 households (excluding heating).

Funding for this project of approximately 20 million euros, partly provided by Natixis Energéco, will cover all costs associated with the development and implementation of this project. The turnkey contract includes the supply of wind turbines, infrastructure construction, installation of wind turbines and equipment for electrical connection has been signed with REpower Systems is committed to involving French companies to the site.

“We are delighted that the team EPURON, supported by Impax, has successfully developed the proposed Warm Valley in difficult market conditions. This is a great satisfaction for the team lead to see this project started in 2003. Our choice was for the quality of REpower wind turbines and their ability to adapt to our expectations, “said Jean-Baptiste Godmet, manager of EPURON.

“We look forward to the success of EPURON for the development and financing of the Park Warm Valley in a complex environment. We hope the team will start the construction of 100 MW of projects in the next six months in France and Germany, “added David Trafford-Roberts, Director of Impax investment.

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