The Nordex Group has been awarded a new contract for the installation of a 11.5-MW wind farm in France. Developed by French power station operator Valorem, the Aunis wind farm marks Nordex’s first project since the Acciona merger in which the company’s AW turbines will be used in France
“Aunis wind farm shows how well the two parts of our company complement each other and how we are benefiting from the merger,” said Patxi Landa, Chief Sales Officer of the Nordex Group. “In France, where Nordex has a substantially greater presence than Acciona Windpower, demand for turbines with smaller rotors remains strong due to the long and complex approval procedures.”
Whereas Nordex has installed more than 1.5 GW in France over the last 15 years or so, Acciona has a small presence in this market with an installed capacity of only 39 MW.
Nordex is supplying nine AW82/1500 turbines for the Aunis wind farm, located in the département of Charente-Maritime in the west of France. Designed for medium wind speeds, the turbines will be installed on top of 80-m high steel tube towers.
Nordex will also be servicing the turbines under a 15-year premium contract in conjunction with Valemo, Valorem’s operations and maintenance subsidiary. Valorem, a power station operator based in Begles Cedex, specializes in renewable energy, and has executed wind farm projects with a total capacity of 800 MW.
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