Nordex will supply the 40 MW Fourmile Wind Energy Project for its U.S. customer Exelon Wind this year.
The order entails 16 Nordex N100/2500 wind turbines with a hub height of 100 meters plus a 20-year premium service contract delivered and commissioned to the site located in northwestern Maryland.
In view of the moderate wind conditions, the robust and proven Generation Gamma N100/2500 turbine, which is certified for wind class IEC 2, promises an optimum yield for the sixteen turbine project. Given the extreme climate with winter temperatures frequently dropping far below -10 °C, the cold-climate version of the turbines is being utilized.
Nordex previously supplied 34 N117/2400 turbines for the Beebe Wind Project in Michigan for Exelon Wind in 2012. It is currently supplying an additional order for 21 identical turbines for the second phase of the Beebe Project. “This marks a success for our wind power technology and the Nordex team in the United States. I am pleased that we have been able to score again in the Northern American market with another order for our customer Exelon Wind,” says Nordex Management Board member Lars Bondo Krogsgaard.
As one of the technological leaders in multi-megawatt wind power systems, Nordex is benefiting from the trend in favor 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 over 6,000 turbines with an aggregate capacity of around 10,000 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.