Nordex Receives Order for Wind Farm in Poland and Starts Production in Argentina
Hamburg - The wind energy manufacturer Nordex is driving forward its internationalization course. From Poland the Nordex Group has received an order for the installation of a 94 MW project in Poland. In addition, Nordex has opened a wind power factory in Argentina.
28 N131/3600 Turbines for Lithuanian utility Lietuvos Energija
The Pomerania project is to be built in the north of the country, near the town of Sztum. The Nordex Group is to supply and install 28 N131/3600 turbines and one N117/3000 machine for its customer, the Lithuanian utility Lietuvos Energija. Completion is scheduled for summer 2020. The contract also includes a Premium Service Agreement covering a period of 15 years. This is the biggest order to date for the Polish subsidiary, Nordex Polska.
"We very much appreciate the confidence that Lietuvos Energija has once again placed in us. Thanks to the size of the wind farm, the excellent wind conditions and the efficient technology, the project will be able to make a significant contribution to the Polish energy mix. We are proud to be building our largest wind farm in Poland with such a prestigious customer and look forward to further collaboration in the region," says Dr. Ilya Hartmann, CEO Division Europe of the Nordex Group.
First Wind Turbine Production Plant in Córdoba, Argentina
During the official ceremony, attended by the Argentinian president Mauricio Macri, national and provincial authorities, and representatives from the world of business, Nordex Group and FAdeA celebrated the official opening of the Argentinian production plant in Córdoba on June 5th, 2019.
The agreement between Nordex Group and FAdeA for the construction of a local assembly line was concluded in December 2018, and the production facility was set in record time. Production began in mid-April and the first AW132/3300 nacelles for projects for the power utility AES Generación S.A. have already left the production line.
This factory positions the Nordex Group as a local supplier in a booming wind market with good wind conditions. The nacelles and hubs assembly shop has been designed for an annual capacity of up to 500 MW. The Nordex Group is also setting up three local production plants for concrete towers, through its subcontractors. This allows the Nordex Group to supply wind turbines, which qualify as fully local, entitling its clients to significant tax benefits, and thus reducing the cost of energy.
The factory in Córdoba will employ up to 100 specialists, plus a further 200 employees in each of the concrete tower plants.
Source: IWR Online, 11 Jun 2019