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Nordex secures 243MW wind turbine order in US

CTBR Staff Writer Published 28 July 2016

Germany-based Nordex has bagged a 243 MW wind turbine order in the US state of Texas.

Under the terms of the deal, Nordex will deliver 81 of its AW125/3000 turbines, which are designed for IEC-2, medium-wind sites.

Each machine will have a 125m rotor and will be installed on an 87.5m tubular steel tower.

The German firm expects to begin installation early next year. Nordex said the deal continues the strong growth of the AW3000 platform in Texas.

There is an influx of AW3000 turbine orders in this US state which include the Capital Dynamics-owned 300 MW Green Pastures, the IKEA-owned 165MW Cameron wind farm and the 93MW Sam Roman wind farm which is owned by Acciona.

Wind installations in the US are expected to grow by more than 10,000 MW per year as per market observers. This they believe is because of the long-term extension of the federal Production Tax Credit (PTC) in late 2015 which has strengthened the outlook of the nation’s wind energy.

Nordex has already made a mark in the US with installation of a total of 2,380 MW of wind turbines.

The company is eyeing rich dividends in the region because of its extended product portfolio that also includes turbines from its partner Acciona Windpower.

Nordex to its credit has its presence in over 25 markets with installations exceeding 18 GW of wind energy.

With factories in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the US and one coming up in India, the company manufactures onshore turbines in the 1.5 to 3 MW class for both developed and emerging countries.