Nordex poised for 1-GW order from Acciona for Aussie complex

Nordex N149/4.0-4.5 turbines. Image by: Nordex (www.nordex-online.com).

June 15 (Renewables Now) - German wind turbine maker Nordex SE (ETR:NDX1) said on Monday it is poised to get an order for a 1-GW wind project in Australia of Acciona Energia, a subsidiary of Spanish renewable energy and infrastructure group Acciona SA (BME:ANA).

Nordex is in advanced negotiations for the signing of certain contracts and is about to reach an agreement in principle with Acciona Energia for the supply and installation of up to 180 Nordex N163/5.X turbines of its Delta4000 series. The turbine manufacturer expects to sign definitive agreements in the coming weeks for the projects to become firm order intake before the end of 2021.

The turbines will be installed as part of Acciona Energia’s 1,026-MW MacIntyre wind project in Queensland that encompasses the 923-MW MacIntyre wind farm and the 102.6-MW Karara development. The complex is scheduled to be up and running by 2024.

The Queensland government earlier this year gave the green light for the construction of the 1,026-MW wind complex in its Southern Downs region.

Acciona previously indicated that the project will consist of 180 Nordex Delta4000 turbines, each with a capacity of up to 5.7 MW.

Following Nordex’s takeover of Acciona Windpower in 2016, Acciona is currently the main shareholder of the German turbine maker.

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