Nordex growing in line with the market in Germany
- Steady share of around 17% of the domestic market secured
- Tender design resulting in project delays in the absence of any adjustments
Hamburg, 27 July 2017. The German wind power market is characterized by light and shadow at the moment. Whereas sales volumes in the industry are heading for a new record, the award of projects resulting in short-term revenues for producers is declining.
According to calculations by the industry association, the capacity of new installed onshore turbine rose by eleven percent again in the first half of 2017 to 2,281 megawatts (MW). Nordex expanded by the same rate in this environment, maintaining its market share of around 17 percent. “This is a positive sign that proves that our current range is competitive in the hotly contested market. What is more, we are about to launch a far more efficient wind power system, which we are confident will attract strong demand in the foreseeable future,” says Patxi Landa, Chief Sales Officer of Nordex SE.
Over the first half of the year, the trend towards higher-output turbines with larger rotors continued. Thus, the average nominal capacity per turbine rose to around 2.9 MW. Says Landa: “Technically, a capacity well in excess of this is already possible. We are also responding to this trend and increase spends on our products again.”