Nordex receives an order from SSE Renewables for more than 100 MW of wind power in Ireland

At the end of 2022, SSE Renewables, the leading developer and operator of renewable energy in the United Kingdom and Ireland, commissioned the Nordex Group to supply 29 N117/3600 wind turbines for the “Yellow River” wind farm in Ireland. The contract also includes the post-commissioning service for the wind turbines.

The Nordex Group will install the wind turbines for the “Yellow River” wind farm on tubular steel towers with total top heights of 156 and 166 metres. Delivery and installation work near the town of Rhode in County Offaly will begin in late 2023.

It is the intention of the Nordex Group, wherever possible, to work with and use local contractors, suppliers and companies for as many parts of the installation and operation phases of the Yellow River wind farm. This includes, but is not limited to, cranes for installation and crane support for service and maintenance, electrical contractors for finishing work, and tool suppliers.

SSE Renewables’ director of onshore renewables development and construction, Heather Donald, said: “With civil engineering work underway, today’s announcement marks another important step towards the development of our Yellow River wind farm project. We welcome Nordex’s commitment to the local supply chain wherever possible and look forward to supporting their work towards the arrival of the turbines later this year.”

Patxi Landa, CSO of the Nordex Group: “We are proud that SSE Renewables has chosen Nordex turbines for its Yellow River project. This is our first joint project, and we would like to thank SSE for their trust and support. We are excited about what the future holds and how we can further strengthen this excellent relationship.”

The Nordex Group: a profile
The Group has installed more than 41 GW of wind power capacity in more than 40 markets and in 2021 generated revenue of €5.4 billion. The company currently employs a staff of approx. 9,000. Joint manufacturing capacity includes factories in Brazil, Germany, India, Mexico, Spain and the United States. The product portfolio is focused 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.