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9 April 2008 - Te Rere Hau joint venture confirms turbine order

The Te Rere Hau Wind Farm Joint Venture, in which NZ Windfarms Limited is a 50 percent partner, has confirmed an order for a further 16 turbines from Windflow Technology Limited.

 

 

STATEMENT

NZ Windfarms Limited

April 9 2008

  Te Rere Hau joint venture confirms turbine order

 

The Te Rere Hau Wind Farm Joint Venture, in which NZ Windfarms Limited is a 50 percent partner, has confirmed an order for a further 16 turbines from Windflow Technology Limited.

 

The Windflow 500 turbines will be deployed in Stage 3 of the Te Rere Hau wind farm, near Palmerston North. The joint venture has now ordered 60 turbines for stages 2 and 3.  The first of the Stage 2 turbines have been manufactured and will be installed on site in the coming months. The Te Rere Hau project, which has resource consent for 97 turbines, is scheduled for completion in mid-2009.

 

The Chief Executive of NZ Windfarms, Mr Chris Freear, said confirmation of the order reflected the joint venture’s satisfaction with the performance of the five Stage 1 turbines which were commissioned in September 2006. Mr Freear also noted that Windflow Technology was making progress towards certification of the Windflow 500 turbine to International Electrotechnical Committee (IEC) standard WT-01.

 

The Te Rere Hau joint venture partners are NZ Windfarms Limited (50 percent) and NPBB Pty Limited (50 percent).  NPBB Pty Limited is owned by NP Power Pty Limited and Babcock & Brown Windpower Pty Limited.

 

 

For further information go to www.nzwindfarms.co.nz

  

ENDS

 

Media Inquiries:

Chris Freear                                         or                        Barry Akers

Phone 03 943 5410                                                        Phone 09 309 5656

Mobile 021 946 332                                                        Mobile 021 571 234

Email chris.freear@nzwindfarms.co.nz                           Emailakers@senescallakers.co.nz