Nordex to equip 72 MW Google wind energy plant in Sweden

For Nordex business with the new “Delta” wind turbine generation is picking up speed: the turbine manufacturer has now signed a contract for the supply of 24 N117/3000 turbines for the “Maevaara” wind farm in the north of Sweden. The contract includes at least 15 years of Nordex Premium Service. The customer is O2, a leading Nordic wind farm developer. It is Nordex first large-scale project for the N117/3000, which was only launched in February 2013. Google will buy all the wind power generated from the wind farm for 10 years in order to provide their data center in Finland with clean energy.
The 72 MW “Maevaara” wind farm is to be built some 100 kilometres to the north of the Polar Circle, near the town of Pajala, close to the border with Finland. The turbines are to be set up on tubular steel towers with a hub height of 120 metres in commercial timberland. This means that the wind farm will be able to generate an optimum yield at this site, where medium wind speeds prevail. Moreover, due to the harsh ambient conditions with long periods of frost and temperatures down to minus 30 degrees, Nordex is supplying the cold-climate version of the turbine and will be fitting it with its own anti-icing system. Delivery of the turbines is scheduled for the summer 2014.
“This order confirms our strategy of also being in a position to equip the turbines of Generation Delta with optional extras for very cold regions. With the N117/3000 we are able to offer our customers the most efficient turbines for regions with medium wind speeds and thereby exploit new potential also in very cold regions, like in Sweden,” says Lars Bondo Krogsgaard, a member of the Nordex Management Board.
O2 is a leader in large-scale onshore wind power in the Nordic region. The company develops, builds, finances and manages wind power plants. Together with its partners and investors, O2 continuously drives the development towards a sustainable future. The main office is located in Stockholm, Sweden. For more information, visit
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 Generation Gamma range comprises the N90/2500, N100/2500 and the N117/2400, the most efficient onshore turbine. To date, over 2,200 of these turbines have been produced. This experience with multi-megawatt turbines gives Nordex a decisive lead over most of its competitors. With Generation Delta, Nordex is now offering the fourth generation of its proven multi-megawatt platform (N100/3300, N117/3000). Nordex has installed a total of around 5,300 turbines with an aggregate capacity of more than 8,500 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 22 countries around the world with a total global headcount of over 2,500 employees.