Wind turbine manufacturer REpower has expanded its facilities in Bremerhaven and Brandenburg with a $13.7m investment to raise capacity and accommodate 3 MW turbines.

An enlargement of the company’s plant in Bremerhaven will raise its annual assembly capacity from 600 MW up to 900 MW. The Trampe plant in Brandenburg is being converted for assembling 3.XM wind turbines, which have a capacity of 3 MW.

The company is investing about €10m ($13.7) in expanding the two production locations.

“We have to re-position our three German plants and expand capacities in good time,” said Gregor Gnädig, chief operating officer (COO) of REpower Systems SE.

“The European offshore business will also increase significantly over the next few years.”

At present, REpower only assembles MM-type turbines with 2 MW nominal power at Trampe. Production of the MM series is to be relocated to Husum, locations in Portugal, and the town of Padubidri in India, said Gnädig.

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