Shortly after dedicating its new wind turbine manufacturing plant in Jonesboro, Arkansas, Nordex USA secured an order for a 75 MW project using N100 wind turbines from EverPower Wind Holdings, Inc. The contract includes a five-year premium maintenance and service agreement, as well as the delivery, commissioning, and testing of the turbines. This is the second time EverPower has selected Nordex.
In 2009, EverPower installed 25 Nordex N90 2.5 MW high-speed wind turbines at its Highland Wind Farm, a 62.5 MW project in Cambria County, Pennsylvania. At the time, it was Nordex’ largest American wind project and the first wind farm in the country using turbine generators that large.
EverPower currently has advanced stage projects in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington totaling 600 Megawatts of capacity targeted for construction within the next three years.
EverPower Wind Holdings Inc. develops, owns, and operates utility-grade wind farms and sells power from them to local utilities, which purchase this electricity for resale to individual consumers and businesses. The company is progressing wind farm projects in several states. EverPower is owned by its employees and the private equity firm, Terra Firma which has a range of institutional investors with the largest proportion being US-based.
“We are impressed with the performance and reliability of the turbines installed at the Highland Wind Farm and from previous experience expect that Nordex’ next generation of turbines will have at minimum a 97% availability rate,” says Jim Spencer, president and CEO of EverPower Wind Holdings, Inc. “We are also excited to be the first developer to install turbines manufactured at Nordex’ new Arkansas plant,” says Spencer. “It reinforces what we have been saying – wind farms create American jobs.”
Nordex’ largest US order to date – 150 MW /60 turbines – is being installed at BP Wind Energy’s Cedar Creek wind farm in Colorado.