The Nordex Group is supplying eleven N90/2500 turbines for Brookfield Renewable in Ireland. The “Slievecallan East” project is located on the west coast of the Republic and is due to start operation with a nominal output of 27.5 MW at the end of next year.
Nordex will be supplying the strong-wind turbines with 80-metre tubular steel towers and is in charge of the foundation work. The order also includes a 15-year Premium full-service contract. The site of the project is in County Clare and benefits from the strong Atlantic wind on the west coast of Ireland. The wind farm is named after the nearby Mount Slievecallan.
Brookfield Renewable is one of the largest publicly-traded pure-play renewable power platforms. Their portfolio consists of hydroelectric and wind facilities across North America, Latin America and Europe and totals more than 10,000 MW of capacity. In Ireland, Brookfield already own and operate more than 200 MW of Nordex turbines.
George Martin, General Manager of the Brookfield Renewable Irish Operation comments, “Brookfield Renewable is delighted to team with Nordex on Slievecallan. This is an important project for Brookfield and sees a continuation of the company’s investment in Ireland.”
The Nordex Group has sold over 600 MW of turbines in the Republic of Ireland.
The Group has installed around 20 GW of wind energy capacity in over 25 markets. In 2015 Nordex and Acciona Windpower generated combined revenues of EUR 3.4 billion. The company currently employs a workforce of more than 5,000. The joint manufacturing capacity includes factories in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the United States and in the near future India. The product portfolio is focused on onshore turbines in the 1.5 to 3.6 MW class, which are tailor-made for the market requirements in developed and emerging markets.