The Nordex Group has continued its strong order intake with an increased demand for its wind turbines. In the second quarter of 2019, customers ordered turbines with a total output of 2,003.3 MW for wind-farm projects in 12 countries.
Overall, the company has recorded orders totaling 3,038.4 MW (excluding the service business) in the first six months of the year (H1 2018: 2,097.3 MW).
Second quarter figures were primarily driven by demand from the United States — which at 1,134.9 MW was the most important single market for Nordex. The quarter also saw the first orders of the new Delta4000 turbine generation for projects in the U.S. This turbine series accounted for around 34% of total orders in the second quarter.
“The Delta4000 series is increasingly demonstrating its global appeal,” said Patxi Landa, Chief Sales Officer (CSO) of the Nordex Group. “After winning significant orders in Europe, Australia, and Latin America for the N149/4.0-4.5 turbine, we have now been able to break into the U.S. market with this model. Overall, our order book at mid-year reflects the Nordex Group’s broad geographical footprint.”
North America and Europe each accounted for 37% of all orders in the first half of 2019 and Latin America made up 21%. Australia (“Rest of the World” region) contributed 5%. The projects not reported individually are mainly located in Brazil, the U.S., Finland, Germany, Turkey, and Ireland.