29 June 2012
Nordex continuing to expand in Northern Europe
Framework contract signed with a Wealth Management company in Finland for up to 111 multi-megawatt turbines
Hamburg - Nordex has signed a framework contract with Finnish Wealth Management company Taaleritehdas for the delivery and installation of up to 111 2.5 MW multi-megawatt turbines. The turbines have been earmarked for various wind farms which are to be installed in Central, Southern and Northern Finland from 2013 onwards. With a volume of some 260 MW, the project substantially exceeds the wind power capacity so far connected to the grid in Finland. Thus, after being present for just under one year in the new market of Finland, Nordex has already been able to gain one of the largest master contracts in its history.
Much of the project is to be financed by equity which Taaleritehdas has raised via a retail investment fund. The company has raised equity from over 200 private investors to the fund investing in wind energy.
The key factor in Nordex’s favour was the successful work which it had demonstrated on numerous demanding projects in Scandinavia in the past together with its range of low wind speed turbines. Thus, Nordex has in the N117 one of the most efficient turbines for inland locations, which it offers on towers with a height of up to 141 metres. "What is more, our anti-icing system is meeting with great interest in Scandinavia as it can boost energy yields by up to ten percent in these low-temperature regions. This contract marks an important reference for our sustained growth in the high-potential Finnish market," says Nordex Management Board member Lars Bondo Krogsgaard.
As one of the technological leaders in multi-megawatt wind power systems, Nordex is benefiting from the trend in favour of large-scale turbines. The range comprises one of the world’s largest series-produced wind power systems (N90/2500, N100/2500, N117/2400). To date, over 1,800 turbines of this type have been installed around the world. This experience with multi-megawatt turbines gives Nordex a decisive lead over most of its competitors. Nordex has installed a total of around 4,900 turbines with an aggregate capacity of more than 7,500 MW all around the world. With exports accounting for more than 85 percent of its business, Nordex SE plays a key role in international high-growth regions. The Company has offices and subsidiaries in 22 countries around the world with a total global headcount of over 2,500 employees.
Hamburg, June 29, 2012
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