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Nordex Awarded Contracts for Wind Farms in Germany and Brazil

Hamburg, Germany - The wind turbine manufacturer Nordex has received orders from Germany and Brazil. Innogy SE has commissioned the Nordex Group to equip the “Jüchen A44n” wind farm with six N149/4.0-4.5 turbines. Nordex has also received an order from its new customer, COPEL - Companhia Paranaense de Energia, for the supply and construction of 26 AW132/3465 turbines in Brazil.

The “Jüchen A44n” wind farm will be built next to the A44 motorway on around 90 hectares of recultivated land formerly used by the Garzweiler open cast lignite mining site, located to the south of the town of Jüchen in North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany. The wind farm will be run as part of a partnership between Innogy SE and NEW Re GmbH, a subsidiary of the municipal service company NEW in the area of regenerative projects. The co-operation was successful in the German auction for onshore wind turbines at the beginning of 2020 and therefore awarded the contract from the Federal Grid Agency for a firm electricity feed-in tariff to operate the 27 MW wind farm. Construction started in April and the wind farm will begin operation one year later. In October 2018, Innogy and the Nordex Group agreed on a strategic partnership with a view to promoting future growth with onshore wind projects in a highly competitive environment in an optimal manner. The wind farm “Jüchen A44n” is the first German project to be implemented as part of this partnership.

In eastern Brazil in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, near the city of Jandaíra the 90 MW wind farm “Jandaíra Copel” will be built. The Nordex Group will manufacture the 26 turbines at its production facility in Simões Filho. The turbines will be built on 120 metre concrete towers, which the Group will manufacture at its local plant in Areia Branca, not far from the site. The company will also source the rotor blades locally. Completion of the wind farm is planned for 2022. The order from COPEL - Companhia Paranaense de Energia is the first to be received by the Nordex Group and the second from a public utility in Brazil.

Source: IWR Online, Jun 06 2020