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Nordex Wins Major Wind Energy Contracts in Turkey and Portugal

Hamburg, Germany - The wind energy manufacturer Nordex scores with two major orders from Southern Europe. Nordex is to build a new large wind farm in Turkey and has been awarded a major service contract in Portugal.

Nordex is awarded a 110 MW project in Turkey

The Nordex Group has won an order for more than 110 MW in Turkey. The Group will install 23 N149/4.0-4.5 turbines for the "Söke" wind farm, and they’ll be supplied in the 4.8 MW mode. The customer and future operator of the wind farm is Ulusoy Enerji, which has also contracted Premium Service for the turbines with the Nordex Group for a period of 10 years. The wind farm is being built near the city of Aydin in the west of Turkey, where average annual wind speeds of 6.5 metres per second prevail. Following completion at the end of 2020, the turbines with hub heights of 105 metres will supply more than 286 GWh of clean electricity per year.

The Nordex Group is having the rotor blades, anchor cages and towers built in Turkey. Manufacturing locally entitles Ulusoy Enerji to higher feed-in remuneration. With a market share of 26.7 per cent and an installed wind capacity of 2,038 MW, the Nordex Group is the market leader in Turkey. Additionally to the 110 MW of the “Söke” wind farm, as of today, the Nordex Group is further installing turbines with a total capacity of 266 MW until the end of 2020.

Iberwind extends full scope service contracts for 290 MW in Portugal

Iberwind, one of the leading wind turbine operators in Portugal, is extending its service contracts with the Nordex Group for 132 of its turbines. As part of a Premium Service contract Nordex Group will be handling the service and maintenance of 110 N90/2500 and N90/2300 turbines and 22 N60/1300 machines until 2025. The extended service contract for 290 MW covers 70 percent of the wind capacity installed in Portugal by the Nordex Group. The first Nordex turbines for Iberwind were installed in 2001.

"The service contract with the Nordex Group is a very important factor in adapting our operational costs to the current needs while at the same time guaranteeing our availability and quality targets. The prolongation of a long-standing successful partnership with the original manufacturer to service our turbines ensures that this is the case," says Rui Maia, Iberwind COO.



Source: IWR Online, 26 Sep 2019