Business in Ukraine continues to improve for the Nordex Group: at the end of September, the regular Turkish customer, Eksim Holding from Istanbul, ordered 14 N149 / 4.X wind turbines for its first wind farm in Ukraine. The order also includes a Premium Service contract for a period of 15 years.
The “Skole” wind farm, with a total capacity of 67.2 MW, will be built near the city of Skole in western Ukraine. Installation of the wind turbines is scheduled to begin in March 2022. The fourteen wind turbines will feed clean electricity to the Ukrainian grid from the third quarter of 2022 at full capacity. The Nordex Group will supply the turbines in the cold weather version to ensure a high level of availability also in the cold season.
Eksim has been in the wind power business since 2011 and is now operating eight wind farms with a total capacity of 451 MW in Turkey, and all of them are built with Nordex turbines. With the Skole Project, Eksim and Nordex brought their business collaboration to Ukraine. The Skole project will be Eksim’s first wind farm investment outside of Turkey.
“We are pleased to be able to make a significant contribution to the expansion of wind power in Ukraine with yet another project,” says Patxi Landa, CSO of the Nordex Group. “We are happy to support Eksim with its first wind project in this country. Today we have capacities of 322 MW in Ukraine connected to the grid. “
The Group has installed more than 35 GW of wind power capacity in more than 40 markets and in 2020 generated revenues of EUR 4.6 billion. The company currently employs a staff of approx. 8,500. Joint manufacturing capacity includes factories in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the United States, India and Mexico. The product portfolio focuses on onshore turbines in the 4 to 6.X MW class, which are tailor-made for the market requirements of countries with limited space and regions with limited grid capacity.