Nordex gets turbine order for 50-MW wind park in Uruguay
Jul 29, 2014 - German wind turbine maker Nordex SE (ETR:NDX1) said on Tuesday it had won a contract to supply and install the turbines for a 50-MW wind park in the Cerro Largo area of northeastern Uruguay.
Nordex has received the deal from one of Italy’s largest utilities, it said, without giving more specifics. Yesterday, Italy's Enel Green Power SpA (BIT:EGPW) said it had started construction of its first wind project in the South American country -- the 50-MW Melowind wind farm in the specific area. Once completed, the USD-98-million (EUR 72.9m) plant will be selling its output to state-owned utility UTE under a 20-year contract.
In its statement today, Nordex said the 20 turbines of the N100/2500 model it will supply for the project will be able to generate a total of 200,000 MWh of power a year.
The government of Uruguay is diversifying power generation, planning to have 1,200 MW of new wind capacity by 2015. Currently, nearly 62% of the country's electricity is coming from renewable energy sources.