Nordex SE is continuing to grow in the United Kingdom, having been awarded a further two projects with a combined installed output of 25 MW by renowned customer RES.
The six N90/2500 turbine Jack’s Lane Wind Farm is located in North West Norfolk and at 15 megawatts (MW) ocould generate sufficient renewable electricity to meet the average needs of more than 10,600 homes each year. The 10MW Woolley Hill Wind Warm in Huntingdonshire, comprises four N100/2500 turbines capable of powering more than 8,000 homes.
RES and Nordex previously worked together on several projects in Northern Ireland with a total installed capacity of 90MW. The current partnership builds on this previous relationship, with the Nordex N90/2500 turbines used at Jack’s Lane Wind Farm, and N100/2500 model at Woolley Hill Wind Farm proving to be the most cost-effective option for delivering full optimised energy yields for the respective projects.
“We are pleased to be able to execute a further two projects with our core customer RES for our proven N90 and N100 turbines,” said Nordex Management Board member Lars Bondo Krogsgaard.
Ted Picken, Construction Director for RES UK & Ireland, commented; “We look forward to working with Nordex again – a company with a track-record for delivering full optimisation of energy yield at sites throughout the UK. Running the Woolley Hill and Jack’s Lane turbine contracts in parallel provides us with an overall cost reduction in the project management, technical engineering and contract administration that in turn encourages close cooperation between the expertise in each organisation.”
Following the construction of the wind farm infrastructure over the next six months, turbines are programmed to be installed and operational by the end of the year.
1. RES is one of the world’s leading independent renewable energy project developers with operations across Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific. At the forefront of wind energy development for over 30 years, RES has developed and/or built more than 8,000MW of wind energy capacity worldwide. In the UK alone, RES currently has more than 1,000MW of wind energy projects either constructed, under construction or consented. RES is active in a range of renewable energy technologies including large-scale biomass, solar, wave and tidal and on-site renewable installations. For more information, visit www.res-group.com
2. 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 onshore turbines. 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 more than 5,800 turbines with an aggregate capacity of around 10,000 MW all around the world. With exports accounting for 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.
3. Jack’s Lane Wind Farm: The homes equivalent has been calculated by taking the predicted annual electricity generation of the site (based on RES studies Jack’s Lane Wind Farm has a predicted capacity factor of 34.3%) and dividing this by the annual average consumption figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change 2012 (4222kWh). For further information on the Jack’s Lane Wind Farm, please visit www.jackslanewindfarm.co.uk
4. Woolley Hill Wind Farm: The homes equivalent has been calculated by taking the predicted annual electricity generation of the site (based on RES studies Woolley Hill Wind Farm has a predicted capacity factor of 39.1%) and dividing this by the annual average consumption figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change 2012 (4222kWh). For further information on the Woolley Hill Wind Farm, please visit www.woolleyhill.co.uk