Nordex Installs 140 MW in the First Half of 2015


Halfway through its anniversary year, Nordex SE has achieved a market share in Germany of 11.8 percent. This means that in terms of installed turbines the manufacturer is again in the double-digit range in its home market for the first time since 2001 (just under 12 percent in the year as a whole).

While, the sector is generally quiet when it comes to installations compared to 2014, the Hamburg manufacturer has maintained last year’s level in absolute terms. According to the German Machinery and Plant Manufacturing Association (VDMA), the total wind energy capacity installed overall in Germany in the first half of 2015 stands at nearly 1,200 MW (443 wind turbine generators). Of that amount, 140 MW are accounted for by Nordex turbines.

With a nominal output of 2.4 MW, most of the turbines fall below the average of just under 2.7 MW calculated by the VDMA. Nordex has achieved its large share of 11.8 percent due to the number and spread of installed turbines. In total, the manufacturer installed 57 turbines in Germany in the first half of the year. According to the number of the totally installed turbines, Nordex achieved a share of 12.9 percent.

With 51 turbines, the N117/2400 — the low-wind machine from the Gamma series — is still the top seller in the Nordex product portfolio. One of the largest orders to be implemented is a large-scale product in Chransdorf, Brandenburg, at an IEC-3 site where Nordex set up 20 Gamma turbines. To complete the wind farm, Nordex will install four more N117/2400 on this site.

Nordex installed the first N131/3000, the follow-up model to the N117/2400 from its Delta series, in Janneby, Schleswig-Holstein. The results of measuring tests show that the noise level of the N131/300 is sometimes even lower than projected.

Installations in the first half of the year account for a little less than one third of the volume planned by Nordex for the year as a whole.

— Source: Nordex