An international IPP has signed a contract with the Nordex Group for PTC qualifying components worth USD 32 million, the company announced Tuesday (December 13). The contract means the total volume of the upcoming U.S. projects are likely to amount to 15 times the total value of the agreement. The manufacturer has already begun executing the order featuring the AW3000 turbine.
Last week, E.ON placed an order with the Nordex Group for a 228 MW project in the United States under which Nordex will install 76 AW125/3000 turbines at the Bruenning’s Breeze wind farm in Texas, Nordex said. The IEC-2b turbine with its rotor diameter of 125 metres is designed for medium wind speed conditions and will allow E.ON to realise the project with low energy costs. The manufacturer will install the turbines on 87.5 metre tubular steel towers. E.ON plans to commission the turbines in late 2017.
Ideal place for international activities
Nordex has around 5,000 employees. The company is headquartered in Hamburg and has factories in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the U.S. and India. On the company’s location to Hamburg, Thomas Richterich, CEO, said: “Hamburg is an ideal location for exptending our international activities.” The product portfolio focuses mainly on onshore turbines in the 1.5 to 3.6 MW class, which are tailor-made for the market requirements in developed and emerging markets.”
Hamburg as a centre of wind energy
Nordex, Senvion and Siemens are among the wind energy giants based in Hamburg where many producers focus on sales and management, according to the Cluster Renewable Energy. Six other international wind turbine producers have branches in Hamburg. The EWEA Annual Event has been held in Hamburg since 2014, underlining the city’s position as a wind powerhouse with two international mega-events.