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Nordex SE

Nordex secured a 195 MW contract in Brazil

18 Apr 2017 | Hamburg (renewablepress) - The Nordex Group has now secured a major contract for the delivery of 65 AW125/3000 wind turbines. The “Lagoa do Barro” project is composed of eight individual wind farms that will be installed in the state of Piaui in north-eastern Brazil. The wind power systems are to be delivered and installed from mid-2017. The turbines are designed to make optimum use of the high wind speeds prevailing at these sites. Accordingly, the project planners expect to achieve an above-average capacity factor of around 58%. The customer and future operator of the wind farms is Atlantic Renewable Energy, a developer and operator of wind and hydropower projects in Brazil. The... read more...

 
juwi AG

juwi Commissions Second Industrial Size Roof-Mounted PV System in South Africa

05 Apr 2017 | - One megawatt PV power plant on shopping center in Pretoria provides clean electricity to tenants - Second juwi-project for real-estate company Growthpoint Wörrstadt (renewablepress) - In the immediate vicinity of many embassies, on a carport at the giant Brooklyn Mall in Pretoria, 9,600 solar modules gleam in the South African sun. juwi started work on the construction of the one-megawatt system at the end of January. The system is currently being commissioned. It has been designed and executed by juwi Renewable Energies (Pty) Ltd, the German project developer´s subsidiary in Cape Town. Within the space of a few months, juwi has completed its second large solar farm for the real... read more...

 
Nordex SE

Nordex widening range of turbines for medium and light-wind regions

05 Apr 2017 | Hamburg (renewablepress) - The Nordex Group is widening its range of efficient solutions for medium and light-wind locations with the addition of two new models. The N131/3900 is an enhanced version of the N131/3600 from the Generation Delta range. With the N131/3900, Nordex is raising the nominal output of its most powerful light-wind turbine by 8 percent, thus enabling yield gains of between one and four percent to be achieved depending on the location. Despite the increased output, acoustic emissions could be kept at low106.2 decibels by using serrations at the rear edges of the blade. Moreover, noise-optimised operation modes are available for the turbine, meaning that it can also... read more...

 
Nordex SE

Nordex receives new order in Finland

14 Mar 2017 | - ABO Wind orders three N131/3000 turbines Hamburg (renewablepress) - The international developer ABO Wind has placed another order with Nordex to build a wind farm in Finland. Following the customer´s last order covering nine turbines in November 2016, a new one has now been placed for three N131/3000s for a new project in west Finland. Nordex will supply the machines for the "Muntila" wind farm from September 2017 and install them on 114 metre steel towers. Nordex will be setting up the cold-climate version of the turbine in order to enable the customer to obtain the best possible yields at this site. ABO Wind has also signed a Premium Service contract with the manufacturer coverin... read more...

 
Nordex SE

Nordex once again market leader in Turkey

09 Mar 2017 | - Manufacturer achieves 25 percent market share Hamburg (renewablepress) - In 2016 Nordex consolidated its position as market leader in Turkey. With some 350 megawatts the manufacturer accounted for a good 25 percent of the capacity installed in 2016. This means that Nordex remains the frontrunner in the market as a whole: with 1.5 GW the company has set up around one quarter of the total installed capacity in Turkey amounting to 6.1 GW. In 2016 the Sales division rounded off the good installation figures in Turkey with a strong result in terms of new business. With order receipts of EUR 220 million, Nordex followed up on its successes from the previous years. The company is also leade... read more...

 
Nordex SE

Nordex strengthens its position in Ireland

06 Mar 2017 | - Nordex turbines of more than 500 MW operating in the Republic of Ireland Hamburg (renewablepress) - The Nordex Group has passed a new milestone in the Republic of Ireland: with the commissioning of Energia Renewables´ 95 megawatt (MW) “Meenadreen” wind farm in Donegal the manufacturer passed the 500 MW mark for turbines in operation. In total, Nordex turbines with a capacity of 529 MW are now producing green power for the Irish Republic, corresponding to a market share of almost 20 percent. In addition, in 2016 the Nordex Group improved its position in this country; with 184 MW in order intake the manufacturer approximately doubled the figure for 2015. An example for the goo... read more...

 
Nordex SE

Nordex obtains unit certificate for N117/3000 according to VDE-AR-N 4120

16 Feb 2017 | Hamburg (renewablepress) - On 3 February 2017 the Nordex Group received the unit certificate according to VDE-AR-N 4120 (Technical requirements for the connection and operation of customer installations to the high voltage network (TCC High Voltage) for the N117/3000 turbine from FGH Zertifizierungsgesellschaft mbH in Mannheim. Presentation of the unit certificate is a prerequisite for connection to the German high-voltage grid (110 kV) and the operation of wind turbine generators as of 01 July 2017. Being provided with the unit certificate at this early stage means that Nordex customers can now make more dependable plans for projects with the N117/3000 before the end of the TCC High Vol... read more...

 
ARGE O & M Projekt DolWin3

OIS offshore Industrie Service GmbH and Green Wind Offshore GmbH acquire service contract for DolWin3

10 Feb 2017 | Berlin (renewablepress) - OIS offshore Industrie Service GmbH and Green Wind Offshore GmbH have joined forces to form the ARGE O&M Project DolWin3, now, contracted to provide maintenance services for GE Grid GmbH´s power-grid access, called: DolWin3. The DolWin3 is a 900 MW power-grid system -- direct current exclusively from the economic zone (AWZ) located south-west of the German North Sea. It will provide access for two of Clusters DolWin´s offshore wind parks, connecting them to Doerpen West´s, 400 kV land-based transformer station. DolWin gamma, the sea-side conversion station, is located some 50 km north of Borkum, at an approximate depth of 30 meters. It is the sub-platform of ... read more...

 
Nordex SE

Nordex grows in Germany and gains market share

07 Feb 2017 | Hamburg (renewablepress) - The Nordex Group installed substantially more wind turbines – 267 units – in its domestic market in 2016 than in the previous year (2015: 176). This growth of around 50% slightly exceeded the internal budget. As the capacity of these turbines also rose, installed capacity climbed by an even sharper 58% over the previous year to 691 MW (2015: 437 MW). Average capacity per wind power system increased to around 2.6 MW (2015: 2.5). Nordex outperformed the industry as a whole, which posted gains of almost 24% to 4,625 MW (2015: 3,730 MW). This strong market development was driven by the adoption of an auction model for the remuneration of new projects. Consequent... read more...

 
Nordex SE

Nordex Group acquires SSP Technology A/S

01 Feb 2017 | • Nordex seeks to expand engineering skills to develop even more efficient rotors • Modern rotor blades lower the cost of energy from wind Hamburg (renewablepress) - The Nordex Group is acquiring SSP Technology A/S, a developer and manufacturer of rotor blade moulds and the holder of numerous patents for the production processes for this component. The acquisition includes IP rights, around 70 employees and the facilities with a floor area of some 10,000 square metres in Kirkeby (Denmark). With this transaction, Nordex aims to reinforce its technological position in the development of even larger and more efficient turbines. Looking forward, the greater integration of mould and pr... read more...