At the end of 2023, Denker & Wulf, one of Germany’s leading onshore wind farm developers, placed orders with Nordex to supply and install 20 wind turbines for three projects in northern Germany. The orders also include Premium Service contracts for the maintenance of the turbines for a period of 15 years.
In Schleswig-Holstein, the 67.5 MW “Gönnebek I+II” wind farm with a total of twelve turbines, eleven N149/5.X turbines and one N133/4.8, is being built in the Segeberg district. The Group will also supply one N149/5.X and one N163/6.X for the 12.7 MW “Schönermark” wind farm in the Uckermark district of Brandenburg. Denker & Wulf has also ordered six N163/6.X turbines for the 42 MW Oederquart-Wischhafen wind farm near Stade in Lower Saxony. Installations are scheduled to begin in late 2024.
“Nordex gives us the confidence to meet our project needs, which has enabled a strong deal flow for more than 30 turbines in 2023. As a result, we can seamlessly build on last year’s commissioning record and enter with momentum in another promising wind year, 2024.” says Torsten Levsen, CEO of Denker & Wulf AG.
The turbines will be equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including Nordex’s “BNK-Ready” solution for on-demand night marking and an ice detection system. To meet all requirements regarding sound and shadow casting, as well as to take into account the extensive species protection, the turbines can operate in different power modes and are equipped with shadow flicker and bat modules.
Karsten Brüggemann, Vice President Central Region and Managing Director Germany of the Nordex Group, says: “We are delighted that our high-performance wind turbines will replace older, smaller turbines as part of two repowering projects. This is important for the energy transition in Germany. We want to thank Denker & Wulf, who have been with us for many years and who have once again placed their trust in us. With these new orders, we will further strengthen our position as one of the most important wind turbine suppliers in the region.”
Denker & Wulf AG is one of the leading developers of wind farms in Germany; The company’s first projects date back to 1991. With the experience of more than 890 installed wind turbines and an installed capacity of 1.8 GW, 230 employees in six locations develop viable solutions for onshore wind energy. Our range of services covers all aspects of a wind energy project, from project planning of complete wind farms to repowering of existing turbines and technical and commercial management of wind farms. In the field of commercialization of wind energy we think beyond the exchange of electricity. We are also promoting the energy transition in the photovoltaic sector with holistic concepts and tailored solutions.
The Group has installed more than 44 GW of wind energy capacity in more than 40 markets and in 2022 generated revenues of €5.7 billion. The company currently employs more than 9,000 people. 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 tailored to the market requirements of countries with limited space and regions with limited grid capacity.