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Publisher: Nordex SE

Nordex awarded 72.5-MW project in the Netherlands

- Existing wind farm to be repowered and extended
- local service station planned

Hamburg - Turbine manufacturer Nordex has been awarded four related contracts under which it will be revamping the \"Kreekraksluis\" wind farm by autumn 2013. The project has been planned by four companies, all of which have opted in favour of the Nordex N100/2500. The customers are the two Dutch utilities DELTA NV and Eneco NV as well as the private operators Winvast BV and Scheldewind BV.

With an installed capacity of 72.5 MW, the project entails a total of 29 turbines. Part of the project involves repowering, i.e. dismantling and modernising, 26 older 500 kW turbines which DELTA has been operating in the Reimerswaal community since 1996. By enlarging the capacity by around 60 MW, the operators want to make a key contribution to \"greener\" electricity supplies with as little as possible interference with the landscape. All told, the \"Kreekraksluis\" wind farm is to achieve an annual yield of around 210 GWh, sufficient to provide up to 55,000 Dutch homes with clean electricity.

The wind farm is being installed along the \"Schelde-Rijnverbinding\" canal south of Bergen op Zoom. Nordex will also build up a permanent service station at the site to manage the turbines. The purchase contracts also include premium service package for a period of 15 years. As well as this, an extension of the project for an additional three turbines of the same model is planned. Once the old turbines have been dismantled, the new Nordex systems are to be installed from April 2013.

\"This project is a good example of how wind power capacity can be raised without any appreciable increase in the number of turbines. This is a guiding model for other developed European markets to follow and offers great potential for the future,\" explains Lars Bondo Krogsgaard, Chief Customer Officer at Nordex SE.

Three of the four orders are received already in December 2011. The remaining six turbines are booked as order intake in March.

About Nordex
As one of the technological leaders in multi-megawatt wind power systems, Nordex is benefiting from the trend in favour of large-scale turbines. The range comprises one of the world’s largest series-produced wind power systems (N90/2500, N100/2500, N117/2400). To date, over 1,850 turbines of this type have been installed around the world. This experience with multi-megawatt turbines gives Nordex a decisive lead over most of its competitors. Nordex has installed a total of around 4,880 turbines with an aggregate capacity of more than 7,540 MW all around the world. With exports accounting for more than 85 percent of its business, Nordex SE plays a key role in international high-growth regions. The Company has offices and subsidiaries in 19 countries around the world with a total global headcount of over 2,600 employees.

Hamburg, 13 April 2012

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The development, manufacture, project management and servicing of wind turbines in the onshore segment has been the core competence and passion of the Nordex Group and its more than 7,900 employees worldwide since 1985. As one of the world's largest wind turbine manufacturers, the Nordex Group offers high-yield, cost-efficient wind turbines under the Acciona Windpower and Nordex brands that enable long-term and economical power generation from wind energy in all geographical and climatic conditions.

The focus is on turbines in the 3 to 5MW+ class, and the Group’s comprehensive product portfolio offers individual solutions for both markets with limited space and regions with limited grid capacities. With more than 29 GW of installed capacity worldwide, Nordex Group systems deliver sustainable energy throughout more than 80 per cent of the world’s energy market (excluding China).

Nordex SE is listed on the TecDAX of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The management holding company is headquartered in Rostock, while the executive board and administrative offices are based in Hamburg. At production facilities in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the US, and India, the Nordex Group produces its own nacelles, rotor blades and concrete towers. The Group also maintains offices and branches in more than 25 countries.

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Felix Losada
Phone: +49 - (40) - 300 30 - 1141

Felix Losada

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Felix Losada

Felix Losada
Nordex SE
Phone: +49 - (40) - 300 30 - 1141