28% increase in new business in Germany to EUR 1.17 billion
The Nordex Group closed 2016 with strong December order intake in Germany. In the last month of the year alone, it received orders for 89 wind turbines in 33 projects with a combined capacity of 262.5 MW. Consequently, Nordex recorded full-year order intake of over EUR 1.17 billion in Germany in 2016, the highest level in that country since the company’s incorporation in 1985. This order intake is included in the figure of EUR 3.3 billion for 2016 reported on 11 January 2017.
Five orders for an aggregate 59.4 MW were placed by EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG under a master contract signed with Nordex in 2015. EnBW has ordered five N131/3300 TSC164 turbines for its “Winterbach” and “Rosenberg Süd” projects. With a rotor diameter of 131 metres and an output of 3.3 MW, the turbines will be installed on towers with a height of 164 metres, making them the tallest in Southern Germany. Nordex will be installing 13 turbines of the same type on top of 134-meter hybrid towers at the “Freckenfeld”, “Brettenfeld” and “Fürth” wind farms.
Numerous customers have also signed long-term service contracts with Nordex for the maintenance of their turbines.