Wpd picks Nordex turbines for 97-MW wind project in Finland

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April 14 (Renewables Now) - German wind turbine maker Nordex SE (ETR:NDX1) today announced an order from compatriot Wpd AG to deliver Delta4000 series machines for a 96.9-MW project in northern Finland.

Under the contract, the manufacturer will supply 17 units of the N163/5.X turbines in a 5.7 MW mode and a cold-climate version to fit the severe climate conditions at the site north of the Polar Circle. As the machines will be operated at temperatures down to minus 30 degrees Celsius, they will be equipped with an anti-icing system.

The Nuolivaara wind farm will be located between the municipalities of Kemijarvi and Salla, and is scheduled to become operational in 2022. Its turbines will be mounted on tubular steel towers with a hub height of 159 metres (521.7 ft).

Once the capacity goes online, Nordex will service the plant for 15 years, with an option to extend the service agreement by another five years.

Nordex noted that this is Wpd’s second order for N163/5.X turbines. The first one was for the 188-MW Karhunnevankangas wind farm in western Finland’s Ostrobothnia region.

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