Nordex tapped for 312MW US wind farm

German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex has secured a contract to supply turbines to a wind farm located in Texas, U.S., Kallanish Energy reports.

Under the terms of the agreement, announced on Friday, will see Nordex deliver and install 65 N149/4.0-4.5 wind turbines in the 4.8 megawatt (MW) operating mode, for a total capacity of 312 MW. Further details of the client and wind project were not disclosed.

Installation is scheduled to start in May 2021 and the wind farm will be connected to the grid later the same year.

The order brings the total of N149/4.0-4.5 wind turbines being installed by Nordex in the U.S. to 265, totalling approximately 1.3 gigwatts (GW) of generation capacity.

During the first-half of 2020, Nordex produced wind turbines with a power generation capacity of 2.95 GW, a 70% year-on-year increase from first-half 2019, despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. During the period, the company installed 2.29 GW of wind turbines, 719 MW of which was in the U.S.

“This order underscores again the growing interest of our U.S. customers in the powerful turbines of the Delta4000 series,” commented Nordex Group chief executive, Patxi Landa.

In a statement announcing the agreement, Nordex referenced figures from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) which stated the volume of planned projects with turbines with 4 MW or more increased to 5.1 GW in the U.S. as of mid-2020, reflecting a trend towards more projects using powerful machines in the near future.

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