Multi-megawatt wind turbines successfully launched in the Far East wind farm market

Wind power Nordex has received its first commercial order for the N90/2500 from China after commencing the marketing of its multi-megawatt series in the Far East as recently as autumn 2011. Since then, Nordex has been preparing its Chinese wind energy plants for the production of the 2.5 MW platform.

The customer is power station operator Zhongmin Wind Power, a subsidiary of the Fujian Investment Group. The state-owned company develops and operates many wind farms and plans to be installing around 1,000 MW of new wind farm capacity over the next five years.

Located close to the coast near Zhongcuo where mean wind speeds of 8.4 m/s prevail, the 30 MW wind farm will be comprising Nordex N90/2500 turbines. The park is to be completed by the end of 2012.

China was the world’s largest wind energy market in 2011, accounting for around 40% of international new wind power installations. These wind turbines had an average nominal output of around 1.5 MW. "With our new range for Asia, we are entering a segment which is attracting strong demand in China and is not yet being addressed by all of our peers," says Lars Bondo Krogsgaard, Chief Customer Officer at Nordex SE.

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 wind turbines of this type have been installed around the world. This experience with multi-megawatt wind turbines gives Nordex a decisive lead over most of its competitors. Nordex has installed a total of around 4,880 wind 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.