Nordex has received the 15th order from its key account, Falck Renewables. The manufacturer will supply ten N90/2500 wind turbines for the Assel Valley wind farm near the south-west coast of Scotland. The supply schedule includes the turnkey construction of the wind farm, including the civil and electrical infrastructure works. Falck Renewables is an international project developer, which has now shown its confidence in Nordex as a partner for the 15th time. Ten of the joint projects are situated in the UK the total capacity now contracted in the UK on a turnkey basis for Falck Renewables has increased to more than 260 megawatts. Other projects already implemented from the partnership with this developer are located in Italy and France.
The Assel Valley wind farm is located to the south-east of Girvan in South Ayrshire. The average wind speed at this site is around 9 m/s, corresponding to wind class IEC-1. The N90/2500 is a strong-wind turbine, especially designed for such conditions. In order to ensure that the turbines do not exceed the permissible tip height, Nordex is installing them on 65-metre towers, which the company has developed especially for the UK wind market. Even with the lower tip height of 110 metres, this tough turbine with a rotor blade length of 45 metres and a rotor sweep of 6,362 square metres obtains exceptional yields.
Nordex has already started construction work on the Assel Valley wind farm, which is due to be handed over to the customer in October 2016. Following commissioning, Nordex will be in charge of servicing the turbines and associated works for at least five years on the basis of a Premium service contract.
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 3,600 of these turbines have been produced. 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 more than 6,000 turbines with an aggregate capacity of over 10,000 MW all around the world. With exports accounting for around 70 percent of its business, Nordex SE also plays a key role in international high-growth regions. The Company has offices and subsidiaries in 22 countries around the world The Group currently has around 3,000 employees around the world.