Herausgeber: REpower Systems AG
Ad hoc bulletin: Bertrand Durrande new member of REpower Supervisory Board
Hamburg, 5 January 2006. With immediate effect, Bertrand Durrande has been appointed member of the Supervisory Board of REpower Systems AG (WKN 617 703). He assumes the mandate relinquished by the former Chairman Dr. Klaus-Detlef Wulf on 31 October 2005.
Durrande is Executive Vice President of the Equipment Sector at the AREVA subsidiary, Framatome ANP. With his many years of experience in executive positions in the energy industry, he has a high level of professional expertise. In line with rule 5.4.3 of the German Corporate Governance Code, his appointment is initially limited to the end of the next Annual General Meeting on 30 May 2006.
With production capacity in more than 40 countries, AREVA (owned by the French government) holds a leading position in the construction of power plants. The company has particular expertise in the area of generators and power transmission, as well as a global service network. With a 20.9 percent stake in the share capital, the AREVA Group is one of the main shareholders at REpower Systems AG.
REpower Systems AG is active in the wind power industry. The company's range of business services includes the system development, licensing, production and marketing of wind turbines. This is supplemented by a comprehensive after sales service. Because of its presence in the decisive stages of the value creation chain, REpower has powerful overall competence in wind energy. With more than 560 employees, the company headquartered in Hamburg can rely on its experience in the production and installation of almost 1,300 wind turbines worldwide. The high-quality, technologically sophisticated turbines are designed in the development centre in Rendsburg and produced in the plants in Husum (North Frisia) and Trampe (Brandenburg). The internationally expanding company is represented through subsidiary companies and joint ventures in France, Greece, Great Britain, Italy, Portugal and Spain as well as in Australia.
The AREVA group reported sales of EUR 11.1 billion and an operating profit of more than EUR 613 million in 2004. With total assets of more than EUR 24 billion and 70,000 employees in more than 100 countries, AREVA is one of the world’s leading power station constructors. AREVA’s mission is the CO²-free generation and distribution of cleaner, safer and more economical electricity. AREVA is an innovative manufacturer of nuclear power stations and is an important player in the area of electricity transmission and system software. AREVA has already gained initial experience in the area of wind energy through its subsidiary Jeumont and a direct-drive 750 kW machine.
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