Nordex USA will supply 19 wind turbines to Exelon Wind for the next phase of the Beebe Community Wind Project in Gratiot County, Michigan. The first phase completed Dec 2012 and features 34 of Nordex’ N117/2400 turbines, the first major project worldwide to use the machines intended for light wind conditions. Today more than 260 turbines of this type are installed or currently under construction.
The 2.4-MW turbines, on 91-m towers, will be located near Ithaca, Michigan, about 45 miles north of Lansing. The electricity will be supplied to load in Michigan.
Ralf Sigrist, President & CEO of Nordex USA said “It is always gratifying to be awarded repeat business from a valued customer such as Exelon Wind. It’s especially rewarding for us to have our respected N117/2400 deployed in a location so well-suited to benefit from its increased yields.”
Turbine deliveries are expected to begin in May 2014. Nordex will be responsible for delivery, commissioning, and testing of the turbines and will provide ongoing maintenance under a 20-year Premium Service contract. Project completion and commercial operation are planned for late 2014.
Since 2009, Nordex USA has installed 646.6 MW of its multi-megawatt turbines in locations across the country including Pennsylvania, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Idaho, Colorado and Texas.