A 30 MW wind farm in Texas will open with 12, 2.5 MW turbines. Nordex USA Inc. announced the new order from developer WKN USA LLC, for its 30 MW Mozart Wind Farm. The 12 Nordex N100/2500 wind turbines on 80-m towers will be located about 60 miles northwest of Abilene, in an area that led the country in wind energy installations over the last decade. The N100’s proven performance record makes it an excellent fit for the site’s IEC Class IIa wind regime.
WKN USA became the first Germany-based firm to construct a commercial size wind project in the United States. In August 2011, BayWa AG through its wholly owned subsidiary BayWare GmbH, acquired a majority stake in WKN USA. This marks the first turbine order in the U.S. for BayWa, continuing its success in the European renewable market.
“We have always valued the quality of Nordex turbines, their engineering, expertise and their creative solutions,” said Florian Zerhusen, Founder & CEO of WKN USA LLC. “We see this order as a first step in extending the success of both of our companies in the American market.”
Nordex begins delivery of the Mozart wind farm turbines in late August 2012, and will be responsible for their installation and commissioning. Commercial operation is scheduled for mid-December and an Extended Service contract with a two-year term has been agreed. The nacelles will be produced at Nordex’ new plant in Jonesboro, Arkansas. By the end of this 2011, Nordex will have installed 447.5 MW of its 2.5 MW turbines in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Colorado, Idaho and Iowa and around 4,300 MW of such turbines worldwide since the year 2001.
“We are honored that WKN has selected Nordex for the Mozart Wind Farm. They are widely respected as an international leader in turnkey renewable energy projects and undertook a rigorous review of our technology and our capability,” said Ralf Sigrist, President & CEO of Nordex USA, Inc. “As a growing global company, we know it is important to solidify our existing business connections while we continue our expansion in the Americas.”
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