137 wind turbines from the new Delta4000 series sold in 4th quarter alone.Orders in full-year 2018 amounting to 4.75 GW (+73% yoy) of wind energy.
The Group has installed more than 23 GW of wind energy capacity in over 25 markets and in 2017 generated revenues of EUR 3.1 billion. The company has more than 5,000 employees. 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 4.8 MW class, which are tailor-made for the market requirements in countries with limited space and regions with limited grid capacity.
With a volume of 1,679 megawatts (MW) of installed wind energy capacity, also in the fourth quarter the Nordex Group posted a high order intake (Q4 2017: 1.599 MW). This means that in the past year the company received new wind farm orders for more than 4.75 GW (2017: 2.74 GW), equating to an increase of more than 73 percent compared to the previous year.
In the fourth quarter of 2018 Nordex customers ordered wind turbines with a volume of 1,679 MW. A large number, approx. 40 percent, were accounted for by the newly launched N149/4.0-4.5 wind turbine from the Delta4000 series. For instance, in the case of the large Swedish wind farm Nysäter, 104 wind turbines of this type – as well as other models – are to be used. Further N149 wind turbines were sold to Finland, Turkey and Germany.
In addition to this, Nordex received the first large-scale order in India with 100 of the new AW140/3000 wind turbines.
José Luis Blanco, CEO Nordex SE: “The high customer response to the newly introduced wind turbines N149/4.0-4.5 and AW140/3000 shows that the highly efficient turbines exactly meet the requirements of our customers. New orders with regular customers are always good proof that products, team and performance are right.”
Global new business for full-year 2018 amounted to 4,754 MW (1,423 wind turbines), breaking down as follows: Europe 2,145 MW (45.1 %), North America 721 MW (15.1 %), Latin America 1,190 MW (25 %) and 699 MW in the rest of the world (14.7 %). The United States, Brazil and Sweden were the strongest individual markets for the Nordex Group.