Nordex has signed a frame contract with the Finnish asset management company Taaleritehdas. The companies have agreed on the delivery of 72 N131/3000 turbines for six projects in 2016 and 2017.
The planned projects are intended for different IEC-3 sites in Finland. The customer has now called down the first two wind farms, “Limakko” and “Kantti”, with a total of 17 turbines and 51 MW. Delivery is to be effected in the course of this year.
With this frame contract covering a total volume of 216 megawatts Nordex is strengthening its position in the important Finnish wind market, where the manufacturer has been operating through a subsidiary since 2011. The company has a particular advantage in Scandinavia with its anti-icing system, which makes it possible to increase the energy yield of turbines in cold regions by up to ten percent by reducing machine stops due to ice. The frame contract with Taaleritehdas also includes the anti-icing system in the supply schedule.
“Nordex’s strong footprint in Finland and its wealth of experience with turbines for cold regions were the key factors in deciding in favour of this second frame contract,” says Director Taamir Fareed from Taaleritehdas.
“We plan every new market entry very carefully and in Finland this has paid off. As a key account, particularly Taaleritehdas has made a major contribution to our success in Scandinavia. We will continue to justify their renewed confidence in us with good quality and dependable service,” says Nordex CEO Lars Bondo Krogsgaard. The frame contract for the projects in 2016/17 is already the second this asset management company has concluded with Nordex. The manufacturer had supplied 36 N117/2400 turbines from the first contract in 2012.
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 as well as the N131/3000 for the German market). Nordex has installed around 7,000 turbines with an aggregate capacity of over 12,000 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 more than 3,000 employees around the world.
Taaleritehdas is a group listed on the First North Finland marketplace, maintained by NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Taaleritehdas provides wealth management and financing services to institutional investors, companies and private individuals. The Group has over 180 employees. Its offices are located in Helsinki, Tampere, Turku, Pori, Oulu, Istanbul and Nairobi. Taaleritehdas has two wind power funds, whose total investment in wind power is approximately EUR 600 million.