Stadtwerke München (SWM), Munich City Utilities, has now acquired its third Nordex wind farm.
The “Dehlingen” project was developed and installed on a turnkey basis by the manufacturer Nordex and following its successful grid connection has now been sold to SWM.
Financing of the construction in order to deliver to SWM an operational five turbine wind farm was made possible thanks to fruitful collaboration with TTR ENERGY who manages funds dedicated to renewable energy.
The project is located in Alsace and comprises five Nordex N90/2500 turbines. Medium-strength winds prevail at this location, which the wind farm expects to convert into a high annual energy yield of 24 GWh, equating to the consumption of 9,600 households (at 2,500 kWh per annum).
“I am very pleased with our long-standing relations with Stadtwerke München. This deal once again highlights the fact that the two companies are working hand in hand and are interested in a long-term partnership,” says Lars Bondo Krogsgaard, a member of Nordex SE Management Board.
Dr. Florian Bieberbach, Chairman of the SWM Management Board: “After Filières and Chaussée de César Sud, Dehlingen is the third Nordex wind farm we have bought. As our collaboration has worked so well in the past, we want to realise further projects together in order to gradually approach SWM’s ambitious target of generating enough green electricity using its own turbines to cover the demand for the whole of Munich by 2025. Thanks to the Dehlingen wind farm we are well on the way to achieving this aim”.
As a technological leader among suppliers of megawatt turbines, Nordex benefits particularly from the global trend towards large wind turbines. The Generation Gamma product range comprises the N90/2500, N100/2500 and the N117/2400. To date 2,700 turbines from this platform have been produced. This means that Nordex has a crucial edge in terms of experience in operating large turbines compared to most of its competitors in the sector. With Generation Delta Nordex is now offering the fourth turbine generation of the proven multi-megawatt platform (N100/3300, N117/3000, N131/3000). Overall Nordex has installed more than 5,600 turbines with a capacity of around 9,400 MW worldwide. 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. The Group currently employs a workforce in excess of 2,500 worldwide.
Stadtwerke München (SWM) is the municipal utility and service company owned by the state capital of Munich. It is one of the largest energy and infrastructure companies in Germany. For decades now SWM has been a byword for the safe and resource-efficient supply of energy (electricity, natural gas, district heating) and fresh spring drinking water from the Bavarian Alpine foothills. The transport subsidiary MVG is a mainstay of the Munich public transport system, being responsible for the subway, bus and tram. In addition to this, SWM operates one of the most modern public swimming pool systems in Germany, with 18 indoor and outdoor facilities. Many of their products can also be obtained throughout Germany. SWM employs a workforce of around 7,500. In fiscal 2012 Group revenues totalled some EUR 4.5 billion.