Nordex secures 243 MW contract for wind park in the U.S.

The 3-MW-turbine by Nordex is especially popular in Texas. (Photo: Nordex Group)
The 3-MW-turbine by Nordex is especially popular in Texas. (Photo: Nordex Group)

The wind turbine manufacturer Nordex Group has secured a 243 MW wind turbine order for the United States. Nordex will supply 81 of their AW125/3000 wind turbines for a wind farm in Texas.

The AW125/3000 wind turbines have a capacity of 3 MW each and are designed for medium wind sites with low turbulence intensity (IEC-2). The turbines will be installed on an 87.5 m high steel tower and the rotor will have a diameter of 125 m.

Installation of the wind turbines is expected to begin in early 2017. Other recent orders for AW3000 turbines in Texas include the 300 MW “Green Pastures” wind complex owned by Capital Dynamics, the 165 MW “Cameron” wind farm owned by IKEA and the 93 MW “San Roman” wind farm owned by Acciona.

Nordex sees great potential in the United States due to the group’s extended product portfolio which now includes the turbines from Acciona Windpower. To date, Nordex Group has installed a total of 2,380 MW of wind turbines in the U.S., which is seen as one of the most important wind markets in the world. The outlook for wind energy in the United States was strengthened by the long-term extension of the federal Production Tax Credit in late 2015. With this policy in place, wind installations in the U.S. could grow by more than 10 GW per year.

Tanja Peschel / Nordex Group

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