The Nordex Group has received its first order for wind farms with the N117/3600 in Turkey. Its customers Bakir Enerji and Marmarares Elektrik have ordered a total of 19 turbines with a combined capacity of 68.4 MW for the “Esenköy” and “Kürekdagi” projects.
“Esenköy” is located in the Marmara region in the north-west of Turkey. Nordex will be installing nine N117/3600s on 106 metre tubular steel towers at this site. For “Kürekdagi” in the same region the manufacturer is to supply ten N117/3600s, which will also be set up on 106 metre towers. The N117/3600, currently the most powerful turbine for medium winds in the Nordex portfolio, is well suited to such IEC-2 regions.
Construction of the two wind farms is due to start in the late summer of 2017, meaning that they can be handed over to the customer at the beginning of fiscal 2018. Nordex will service all 19 turbines on the basis of a Premium Service agreement for a period of five years.
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.