In 2015, the Nordex Group outdid its previous installation record in Germany. Bucking the trend in the sector, the manufacturer increased the number of wind turbine installations to 437 MW (2014: 412 MW). This means Nordex improved its market share from 8.7 to almost 12%.
In international terms, Nordex stepped up its output to around 1,700 MW (2014: 1,490 MW). According to information provided by the relevant associations in 2015, newly installed capacity in the onshore wind segment in Germany stood at a good 3,730 MW.
In some areas, Nordex even lead the field — a fact which can be attributed in particular to the strong range of products the manufacturer offers for light-wind regions. In Bavaria, for example, the fifth-largest wind market in Germany, Nordex achieved a share of some 50%. There Nordex connected 80 N117/2400 turbines to the grid.
With an above-average specific rating of 223 W/m² (average 2015: 326 W/m²), the N117/2400 generates a very good yield even at IEC-3 sites, and has been one of the top-selling Nordex turbines for a number of years now.
At the end of the year, the company launched the N131/3300, an even more optimized light-wind turbine, which follows in the tradition of the N117/2400 and represents a consistent continuation of this technical development. Nordex installed the first turbine of this type in Brandenburg, where the company also achieved a good market position with a share of almost 20 percent.
In spite of the expected flattening of demand in Germany, Nordex projects further growth for its sales in the domestic market.
“Our order backlog has once again increased dramatically in recent months. For 2016, we therefore expect a significant increase of installations,” said Siegbert Pump, Head of Sales Nordex Germany.
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