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Nordex to equip Uruguayan wind farm with N117/2400 turbines

CTBR Staff Writer Published 19 March 2015

German turbine manufacturer Nordex has secured a turnkey turbine supply contract from the Uruguayan state power company Usinas y Trasmisiones Electricas (UTE).

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The contract will require Nordex to install 59 units of N117/2400 wind turbines on 91m long towers at the 142MW Pampa wind farm.

This also includes a 10-year premium service contract.

Nordex will commence infrastructure work on access routes, foundations and cabling in the first half of 2015.

During the construction and maintenance phase, the company will source services and components from a number of local suppliers.

Scheduled to become operational in mid-2016, the Pampa wind farm is expected to generate 640GWh of clean energy, which will be enough to power close to 180,000 households annually.

Nordex Management Board member Lars Bondo Krogsgaard said: "UTE is changing Uruguay's energy landscape at an impressive pace, and we are proud to be allowed to be part of the realization of UTE's vision."

Said to become the largest wind farm in the country, Pampa is being financed together by KfW IPEX-Bank and Bayerische Landesbank.

So far, Nordex has installed around 49 turbines with a combined capacity of almost 120MW in Uruguay.

An additional 50MW will be installed by the company alongside the Pampa project in the future.


Image: So far, Nordex has installed around 49 turbines with a combined capacity of almost 120MW in Uruguay. Photo: courtesy of Nordex SE.