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Rollout in Rostock: Nordex Group Starts Series Production For Turbines in The 6 MW Class

Hamburg, Germany - Wind turbine manufacturer Nordex has started series production for the 6 MW class wind turbines. Together with Jochen Schulte, State Secretary in the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Tourism and Labour of the State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and plant manager Alexander Farnkopf, Nordex CEO José Luis Blanco pressed the start button this week in front of some 800 employees at the assembly plant in Rostock.

The production facility in Rostock is the primary facility for nacelle production in the Nordex Group's global production network. According to the company, some 50 percent of Nordex nacelles worldwide are manufactured in the German plant.

"Just seven months after the installation of the first two prototypes of the Nordex Group's most powerful large turbine to date, the N163/6.X turbines in the 6-MW class are now being produced in series in our German production plant. In the long-term annual output of these large turbines alone is to amount to approx. 1 GW here," said Blanco at the ceremony to mark the start of series production.

The assembly plant in Rostock is currently the only one in the Group to manufacture and assemble nacelles, drive trains and switch cabinets for all the Nordex Group's turbine models from the 2.4 to the 6-MW class.

The first 6 MW turbines from the Delta4000 series manufactured are going straight to two projects in the Netherlands, together amounting to 102 megawatts. The Nordex Group has already received orders amounting to 1.1 GW for the supply and installation of N163/6.X turbines. Here the orders come especially from the developed markets, i.e. the Netherlands, Finland, Turkey, Estonia and Germany. Here many projects are being planned for locations with low wind speeds. For these areas the Nordex Group has developed the N163/6.X with an output that can be configured flexibly in the 6-MW range.

Around 770 people are employed at the Rostock production facility, and 2,600 throughout Germany.

Source: IWR Online, 24 Feb 2023