E.ON has placed a new order with the Nordex Group for a 228 MW project in the United States. Nordex will be installing 76 AW125/3000 turbines at the Bruenning’s Breeze Wind Farm in Texas. The IEC-2b turbine with its rotor diameter of 125 metres is designed for medium wind speed conditions like those found in the area near Bruenning’s Breeze, and makes it possible for E.ON to realise a project with a low cost of energy. The manufacturer will be installing the turbines on 87.5 metre tubular steel towers.
E.ON plans to commission the turbines at the end of next year.
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 around 5,000. The joint manufacturing capacity includes factories in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the United States and 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.
E.ON is an international investor-owned energy supplier and focusing entirely on energy networks, customer solutions and renewables. In the 2015 financial year, more than 40,000 employees from 90 nations generated sales of around EUR 43 billion. Around 33 million customers purchase gas and electricity from E.ON. Within the global renewables segment, E.ON is a leading company and will continue to expand the share of renewable energy in E.ON’s power generation portfolio. The company has already invested more than €10 billion and operates 5.3 gigawatts of renewable capacity. E.ON is headquartered in Essen, Germany.