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Nordex Group has connected 207 MW wind farm successfully to the grid according to schedule

Local tower production pays off

Hamburg, 8 June 2018. The global trend towards larger projects is clearly evident in the wind power industry. Since the mid-1980s the capacity of individual wind farms has risen from less than 50 megawatts to several hundred megawatts. The reasons for this are obvious: business in renewable energies has attracted financially potent investors, while governments all around the world are committed to clean energy and large projects are specifically less expensive.

This has also resulted in changes in the business of manufacturers such as the Nordex Group which has been active since 1985. Explains Patxi Landa, a member of Nordex SE’s Management Board: “Part of the Company focused on large-scale projects right from the outset. In Europe, however, this frequently varied in regional terms. Here, too, the sale of individual turbines is no longer common today. This was generally not particularly efficient – either for our customers or for us.” Since Nordex has been increasingly executing projects outside Europe, the size of the individual contracts has widened substantially. Thus, the Company connected one of its largest wind farms to the grid in Brazil at the end of 2017.



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