Nordex to Deliver First N100/3300 Delta Turbines to Ireland


Nordex recently obtained a new order for the construction of a 35-MW wind farm in Ireland. The company will be installing a total of 12 turbines to the Glencarbry wind farm for its customer John Laing Investments. The site is located close to the village of Hollyford in County Tipperary. Nordex will install seven N100/3300 and five N90/2500 wind turbines in Glencarbry.

With an average wind speed of 8 m/s, it is predicted that the turbines will produce 118 GW of electricity a year. Turbine deliveries are due to commence in October 2016. Following installation, Nordex will service the turbines for a period of 15 years having signed a premium service contract with John Laing.

Together with Glencarbry and other projects currently under construction, Nordex will be increasing its installed capacity in Ireland to more than 700 MW. With its substantial potential for wind energy, the Emerald Isle is an important market for the manufacturer, which is one of the leading suppliers of wind turbine generators there.

“Glencarby is an important investment for John Laing Group, and we’re pleased that for the first time the turbines for one of our projects are being supplied and maintained by Nordex,” said Ross McArthur, managing director of renewable energy for John Laing. “We’re looking forward to seeing the project fully operational in early 2017 and to the prospect of working together and delivering further projects with Nordex in the future.”

Nord/LB arranged the finance for this project.

“We are very pleased to have been able to support our client, the John Laing Group, with structuring the non-recourse debt package for the Glencarby project as well as providing the financing for a project using Nordex turbine technology in the Irish market,” said Heiko Ludwig, managing director of Energy Europe for Nord/LB. 

— Source: Nordex

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