Nordex crosses 2 GW of sales in UK, Ireland with 12.5-MW order
2.5-MW Nordex turbine. Source: Nordex SE
German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex SE (ETR:NDX1) today said its sales in the UK and Ireland have breached the 2-GW mark following the receipt of a 12.5-MW order from Irish utility ESB.
Under the ESB contract, Nordex will install five of its N90/2500 turbines at the Crockdun wind farm in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. This will be ESB's seventh wind farm with Nordex machines. The German company will also service the turbines for six years under a Premium full-service contract.
Nordex said the Crockdun order meant it has now sold more than 2 GW of turbines in the British Isles, including 1.4 GW in the UK and 600 MW in the Republic of Ireland.
The company also said it has achieved another milestone in the region during the second quarter, surpassing the 1.5-GW mark for installed capacity. It hit that threshold with the commissioning of the 66-MW Moy wind farm near Inverness, Scotland for Dutch utility Eneco. The facility features 20 N100/3300 turbines.
Nordex has been operating in the UK and Ireland for more than 15 years. It has offices in Manchester and Dublin and almost 200 employees in the region.