The Nordex Group has received a further order from its Irish customer ESB International, Dublin.
In the follow-up “Woodhouse” project, Nordex will be installing a 20-MW wind farm comprising five N100/2500 and three N90/2500 turbines. As a result, Nordex will be covering the local strong to mid wind conditions to optimum effect.
Also included is a five-year premium service contract.
To date, Nordex has constructed a total of four wind farms for ESB in the north and south of Ireland with a combined capacity of 67.5 MW. The “Woodhouse” project is located in the south east of the island close to the town of Dungarvan and is to be built in autumn 2014.
Since 2002, Nordex has installed a total of 138 turbines in Ireland with a capacity of 340 MW. “This marks a very encouraging continuation of our performance in this country and vindicates our strategy of working closely with our local customers,” says Nordex Management Board member Lars Bondo Krogsgaard. With the projects currently under construction, Nordex will be boosting its total installed capacity in Ireland to over 500 MW.
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, which is one of the most efficient series turbines for non-coastal regions. To date, over 2,600 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, N131/3000). Nordex has installed a total of over 5,600 turbines with an aggregate capacity of around 9,400 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.
ESB International (ESBI) is a growing international energy company and one of Europe’s leading engineering and consultancy organisations. As part of ESB’s non-regulated businesses ESB International operate across a wide area of the energy industry.
ESBI provides a full range of engineering, operations and maintenance solutions and strategic consultancy services to the global energy market and in particular wind generation projects In addition, a pipeline of projects is being developed in-house through a combination of green-field development allied to strategic project acquisitions in order to deliver a target of 1400MW installed by 2020.