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REpower and EDF EN sign framework agreement - Delivery of up to 140 turbines with 280 megawatts - Long-term partnership for further European giant projects

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Hamburg, 23 May 2006. REpower  Systems  AG  (WKN  617703)  and  the French  EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN), a subsidiary of Europe's largest  energy  supplier EDF, enlarged their framework  agreement which  has  existed  since  2004.  The contract now comprises the supply of up to 140 wind energy turbines  of  the  2- megawatt class to the European key markets of Germany,  France,  Belgium,  Great Britain, Italy and Portugal before the end of 2008. This corresponds to a  total capacity of up to 280 megawatts.

A project list for the supply of up to 140 turbines of  the  REpower MM  series has already been defined and has been fixed in  the contract.  In  total,  this list comprises twelve projects which are reserved  for  REpower  and  which  are expected be realised in 2007 and 2008.

By signing the framework agreement,  both  companies  envisage extending  their strategic  partnership  in  connection  with  the realisation  of  wind  energy projects in the  years  to  come. Common  business  activities  shall  also  be expanded to Eastern and Southern Europe from 2008.

Once the contract has entered into  force,  the  first  projects shall  be  the realisation of Luc sur Orbieu  windfarms  in  France (eight  MM70  turbines  in Département Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon region) and the "Bicker" project  in  the UK (13 MM82 turbines in Lincolnshire).

"Our high quality requirements are paying off. Again one of the  most important wind developers has chosen us as key supplier",  comments the  CEO  of  REpower Systems AG, Prof. Dr. Fritz Vahrenholt, after having  signed  the  contract  and adds: "The partnership with EDF EN is until now the most important step for  our growth strategy. In addition to this we can jointly enter attractive markets  as e.g. in Eastern and Southern Europe."

"The contract with REpower is a key for our development in Europe and a  natural milestone in  our  long-term  relationship  with  one  of the  leading  turbine suppliers", says the COO of EDF EN, Yvon André.

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Branche: Alternative energy
ISIN:      DE0006177033
WKN:        617703
Index:    Prime All Share, CDAX, Technologie All Share
Börsen:  Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / regulated dealing/prime
              Börse Berlin-Bremen / free trade
              Hamburger Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Börse Düsseldorf / free trade
              Bayerische Börse / free trade

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