February 13 (Renewables Now) - German wind turbine maker Nordex (ETR:NDX1) today said it has received an order to supply 133 MW of turbines for a project in Ukraine, thus marking its entry into that market.
The equipment will be used for the first phase of the 250-MW Syvash wind scheme, a partnership between Norway-based NBT AS and France’s Total Eren SA. Under a contract awarded by Powerchina Ltd, which is in charge of building the plant, Nordex will deliver and install 34 of its N131/3900 machines by the end of this year.
"This order marks the perfect entry into the Ukrainian market," commented Jose Luis Blanco, CEO of Nordex.
To be located in Ukraine’s Kherson region, the Syvash wind park will be the largest one in the country, being able to produce over 850,000 MWh of electricity per year that will be enough to supply around 100,000 local homes. It is scheduled for commissioning in 2020.
On announcing debt agreements for the 133-MW initial phase of the project in January, NBT and Total Eren said the whole complex will be installed at a cost of some EUR 380 million (USD 430m) and will use 64 turbines.
(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.132)