Nordex wins order for 336 MW of wind power in South Africa

Nordex has secured an order to supply and install 57 N163/5.X Delta4000 series wind turbines in South Africa. The order also includes a Service contract for the maintenance of the wind turbines.

The order refers to a set of three wind farms of 112.1 MW each. The wind farms are located in the Eastern Cape province, where the area benefits from very good wind conditions.

The client name and cluster name have been withheld at the client’s request.

The installation of the first turbine is planned for the second half of 2024 and the start of energy delivery to the grid is planned for the second half of 2025.

The Nordex Group will manufacture the concrete towers of the turbines locally, creating around 300 jobs in the region. This will boost the local economy during the construction phase.

The cluster of wind farms will be an important step towards reducing South Africa’s dependence on fossil fuels and increasing the share of renewable energy in the country’s energy mix. Today, the Nordex Group is the market leader with over 1.1 GW in operation in South Africa with a market share of 32%.

The Group has installed around 50 GW of wind energy capacity in more than 40 markets throughout its corporate history and generated consolidated sales of around €6.5 billion in 2023. The company currently has more than 10,000 employees. The Group’s manufacturing network includes factories in Germany, Spain, Brazil, India, USA (suspended) and Mexico. Its product portfolio focuses on onshore turbines in the 4 to 6 MW+ classes that are designed to meet the market requirements of countries with limited available space and regions with limited grid capacity.