Wind Works to use Nordex turbines at 150-MW N Dakota wind park
Dec 30, 2013 - German wind turbine maker Nordex SE (ETR:NDX1) won an order to supply all turbines for a 150-MW wind project in North Dakota, developer Wind Works Power Corp (OTCQB:WWPW) of Canada said Monday.
Thanks to the deal, Wind Works’s USD-300-million (EUR 217.6m) Thunder Spirit wind scheme will qualify for the federal production tax credit (PTC), which expires today.
The contract is for as many as 60 pieces of Nordex 2.5-MW turbines. Deliveries are expected to commence in June 2015, while completion of the project is planned for the end of that year. "With Nordex, we have developed wind energy projects totaling several hundred megawatts over the past 10 years," noted Ingo Stuckmann, Wind Works president and chief executive.
The Thunder Spirit wind farm will be built in two phases. It got a siting permit from Adams County on September 9, 2013 and a month later received a certificate of site compatibility from the North Dakota Public Services Commission. At the end of October Wind Works signed a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) covering the first 105-MW phase of the project with Montana-Dakota Utilities Co.