The Nordex Group has signed two new contracts for PTC qualifying components corresponding to a value of nearly EUR 62 million (USD 65 million). The manufacturer has secured one order from an IPP based in the US, which is featuring Safe Harbor components for wind turbines of the Delta platform. The second order was placed by a European utility and involves turbine components of the AW125/3000 platform.
According to the “safe harbour” terms, the orders qualify future projects placed in service by these customers until 2020 for a Production Tax Credit (PTC) of 2.3 cents per kWh. Execution of the projects is expected to take place mainly in 2018 and onwards. Their volume will equate to a multiple of the agreements that have now been signed.
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.