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Nordex SE

Nordex remains on track

14 Aug 2018 | - Sales reaches EUR 957 million in the first half 2018 - EBITDA margin of 4.0 percent - Order intake rises to 2.1 GW - Delta4000 series ready to launch - Guidance for 2018 confirmed Hamburg (renewablepress) - The Nordex Group (ISIN:DE000A0D6554) has announced today that it has generated sales of EUR 957.1 million in the first six months of 2018 (H1 2017: EUR 1,501.1 million). Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) totaled EUR 38.4 million (H1 2017: EUR 117.5 million), resulting in an EBITDA margin of 4.0 percent (H1 2017: 7.8 percent). In the Service segment, Nordex increased sales by 7.7 percent from EUR 150.2 million to EUR 161.8 million to re... read more...

 
Bachmann Monitoring GmbH

First plug-in on the market to measure unbalance

08 Aug 2018 | - Prototype successfully provides plant operator with regular updates on balance condition. - The assessment of unbalance becomes fast and cost effective. - Blade Unbalance Calculator will be first demonstrated at WindEnergy Hamburg Rudolstadt (renewablepress) - After successful testing of the prototype, a new plug-in to Bachmann’s Condition Monitoring System provides plant operators with regular updates on the balance condition of their wind turbines’ blades. This makes the condition monitoring specialist from Germany the first wind energy supplier to provide a measurement of unbalance without a lengthy and expensive process. In field tests with development partner BKW Wind Servic... read more...

 
CPC Finland Oy

CPC Finland begins the construction of subsidy-free wind farm in Isojoki, Finland

31 Jul 2018 | Helsinki (renewablepress) - CPC Finland has signed a long-term corporate power purchase agreement for a 50 MW wind farm in Isojoki, Finland. 12 Vestas V150-4.2 MW wind turbines will be constructed in the wind farm area of Lakiakangas, Isojoki, located in the Southern Ostrobothnia region of Finland. The turbines will be erected in the summer of 2019. The turbine type represents the latest and most efficient wind power technology in the world. The civil construction work has already started earlier in July by excavation work related to the infrastructure of the wind farm. It is likely to be the first market based and project financed wind farm in Finland. The wind farm will be both owned... read more...

 
VSB Holding GmbH

Breaking New Ground in Electricity Marketing: VSB and Mercedes-Benz Enter Into Long-Term Supply Contract for Wind-Generated Electricity

31 Jul 2018 | Stuttgart/Dresden/Wroclaw/Jawor (renewablepress) - Project developer VSB helps Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Poland pave the way towards carbon-neutral manufacturing with a strategic investment: For the first time, the automaker will power an engine plant using electricity from renewable energy sources only. Bringing together the industrial sector and the wind energy sector, the long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) is the first of its kind in Poland. The agreement allows VSB to expand its operations and assume a pioneering role in the Polish energy market. The new Mercedes-Benz manufacturing site in the Polish town of Jawor will not only raise the bar with state-of-the-art manufacturin... read more...

 
Nordex SE

Nordex Group passing the 1,000 MW milestone in Ireland

20 Jul 2018 | Hamburg (renewablepress) - In June 2018, the Nordex Group received another order from Ireland, bringing the total volume awarded in that country to the significant one gigawatt mark. With a market share of more than 30%, the Group had already underscored its strong position in the region in the previous year. Although Ireland is one of the smaller markets in the wind industry, it allows manufacturers to prove their technical prowess. This is because it is directly exposed to strong winds coming in off the Atlantic, the landscape is largely complex with restrictive environmental conditions and the Irish grid code is among the most challenging and advanced in the global wind market. ... read more...

 
wpd windmanager GmbH & Co. KG

wpd windmanager Expands Cooperation With CEZ

19 Jul 2018 | - Operating manager wins contract for wind farm Lettweiler Höhe/Rehborn Bremen (renewablepress) - Last year CEZ acquired, amongst others, the already up and running wind farm Lettweiler Höhe/Rehborn. About one year after the purchase the largest utility in the Czech Republic commissions wpd windmanager GmbH & Co. KG from Bremen with the commercial and technical operations management of Lettweiler Höhe. The wind farm in Rheinland-Pfalz consists of 14 GE 2.5-120 turbines and has a total capacity of 35 MW. wpd windmanager is very pleased with the decision: “For us, the contract is a great acknowledgement of our services”, says Henning Rüpke, Technical Management at wpd windmanager... read more...

 
Nordex SE

Nordex Group’s order intake reached nearly 1.1 gigawatt in the second quarter

12 Jul 2018 | - Global footprint pays off Hamburg (renewablepress) - The Nordex Group recorded order intake of 1,089.8 megawatts in the second quarter of 2018 (previous year: 565.5 MW), thus continuing the performance seen at the first quarter of the year when new business exceeded one gigawatt. At the end of the first half of 2018, the Group achieved order intake of a total of around 2.1 gigawatts (H1/2017: 933 MW) in project business (without service). Performance in the second quarter was particularly underpinned by demand in Brazil, where the Group obtained the largest single order (595 MW) in its history. Together with a further order for 123 MW, Brazil was the largest individual market (718 M... read more...

 
Nordex SE

Nordex Group awarded largest ever single contract for 595 megawatts

10 Jul 2018 | - Wind farm in Brazil comprises 191 turbines Hamburg (renewablepress) - In the second quarter of 2018, the Nordex Group gained the largest single contract in its history: it will supply and install turbines for the Brazilian wind farm “Lagoa dos Ventos” with a capacity of around 595 megawatts for Enel Green Power. The project is composed of 191 AW125 turbines. With an installed capacity of 3.15 or 3.0 MW, the turbines will be mounted on top of 120-meter concrete towers which the Group will be producing locally at its own plant in Brazil to lower costs and minimise the environmental footprint. The wind farm is located in the state of Piaui in the north of Brazil, which is characte... read more...

 
Övermöhle Consult & Marketing GmbH

Current market study on wind energy: German market threatens to collapse even more dramatically – government still indecisive

03 Jul 2018 | Hamburg - With its "Concise Analysis of the Wind Energy Market in Germany 2018" , the Hamburg-based consulting firm Övermöhle Consult & Marketing (ÖCM) has published its latest projections for the development of the wind energy market. "Following last year's record expansion in the wind energy sector, the construction of new wind turbines will decrease considerably this year. According to the concrete plans of the surveyed wind power project planners, new onshore systems generating around 4,000 megawatts (minus 25 percent) will be built," explains ÖCM Managing Director Klaus Övermöhle. This negative trend will continue in 2019. If the German government does not immediately follow up... read more...

 
Nordex SE

ABO Wind orders N149/4.0-4.5 turbines

29 Jun 2018 | Hamburg (renewablepress) - The Nordex Group is supplying ABO Wind, an international project developer, with two N149/4.0-4.5 turbines, each with a nominal output of 4.5 MW, for the "Wennerstorf II" wind farm. Less than eleven months have passed since the launch of this powerful turbine type and now building permission has been granted for the site to the south-west of Hamburg. Following its installation over the course of this year the Nordex group will conduct sound level and performance tests, among others, on the turbines, and this will form the basis of the IEC certification. This order also brings the total amount of wind energy projects installed worldwide jointly by ABO Wind and the N... read more...