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Nordex Group awarded contract for 147 MW in South Africa
Hamburg (renewablepress) - With the signing of the power purchase agreement by public-sector utility Eskom, the contract for the installation of the South African wind farm “Roggeveld” has now also come into effect. This order for the Nordex Group entails 47 AW125/3150 and AW125/3000 turbines with a combined capacity of around 147 megawatts and a high capacity factor of more than 47 percent. The contract comprises the delivery of the turbines including the towers, which are to be produced in South Africa, as well as service for at least 15 years.
Local installation work near Laingsburg will be commencing in 2019, creating a good 700 jobs in the construction and operation of the wind farm. Through a broad based approach this job creation will benefit local communities empowering young South Africans to build their future in clean energy. Moreover, the farm will improve the country’s carbon footprint as it will reduce around 24,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions from the production of electricity each year.
Building Energy, the customer and owner of the wind farm, is committed to improving the world´s future by investing in clean power stations. With operations all around the globe, the independent power producer applied for a feed-in licence in 2015 in the fourth round of tenders in South Africa this licence was accepted by energy minister Jeff Radebe at the beginning of April. The 27 projects approved by the minister include further wind farms for the Nordex Group. However, these additional projects are not yet order intake.
About the Nordex Group
The Group has installed wind power capacity of more than 23 GW in over 25 markets, generating sales of almost EUR 3.1 billion in 2017. It currently has roughly 5,000 employees. The production network comprises plants in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the United States and India. The product range primarily concentrates on onshore turbines in the 1.5 - 4.5 MW class addressing the requirements of land constrained as well as grid constrained markets.
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Hamburg, 24 April 2018
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The Nordex Group is one of the world's leading suppliers of wind turbines. The principal focus is on units with a high capacity - above all in the megawatt range: the strongest growth segment in the sector. Under the brand names Nordex, we offer powerful wind turbines for almost all geographic regions across the globe. Onshore and offshore, for desert and permafrost areas. With the largest serial produced wind turbine family in the world (N80/2500 kW, N90/2500 kW, N100/2500 kW and N117/2400 kW) and the powerful megawatt turbines N77/1500 kW and N82/1500 kW, Nordex is able to offer high-efficiency wind turbines for onshore use. The Nordex N150/6000 kW Offshore rounds off our megawatt product family with a machine especially designed for offshore use.
Today more than 4,500 Nordex wind turbines with a total rated output of more than 6,500 megawatts are already rotating in 30 countries of the world. We are represented with offices and subsidiaries in 19 countries.
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