The Nordex Group has been awarded a contract for the installation of the “Pays Chaumontais” wind farm. With a capacity of 14.4 MW, the project is composed of six N117/2400 turbines that will be installed in Jonchery around 250 kilometres south-west of Paris in the first quarter of 2018.
In this way, Nordex has gained the French independent power producer Neoen as a new customer. Established in 2008 in France, Neoen operates renewable power plants with a current total installed capacity of more than 1.1 gigawatts in several countries. The contract was awarded thanks to the lowest cost of energy produced by Nordex turbines that enable an above-average energy yield to be achieved.
The contract includes turbines delivery, operation and maintenance for a period of 16 years.
The Group has installed wind power capacity of around 21 GW in over 25 markets, generating sales of EUR 3.4 billion in 2016. It currently has more than 5,000 employees. The production network comprises plants in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the United States and India. The product range primarily concentrates on onshore turbines in the 1.5 – 3.9 MW class addressing the requirements of developed as well as emerging markets.
Founded in 2008, Neoen is an independent producer of electricity from renewable sources (solar, wind and biomass) and is the first private French company to attain 1000 MW of installed power. Neoen operates in France, Australia, El Salvador, Mexico, Zambia, Mozambique, Jordan, Jamaica, Portugal and Ireland. Neoen’s main shareholders are Impala SAS (owned by Jacques Veyrat), the fund Capénergie II (managed by Omnes Capital) and Bpifrance. Neoen aims to attain at least 3,000 MW by 2020.