Wind-turbine manufacturer Nordex has been awarded a contract by project developer ABO Wind to construct two more wind farms with a total of 13, N117/2400 onshore turbines. Located in the German regions of Central Hesse and Franconia, the planned farms will go on grid this year after project financing is finalised. With two wind farms already under construction in the same region, the projects total output will rise to 51.2 MW.
ABO Wind opted for units Nordex developed for non-coastal regions, areas characterised by lighter winds. The project comprises eight N100/2500 and 13 N117/2400 turbines, with rotor blades measuring almost 60 m, among the most efficient in their class. Part of the wind farms will be located in forests, so hybrid towers with an above-average height of 141 m are being used in all projects to optimise energy yield.
“Germany is of crucial importance to Nordex because our home market is stable and continuing to grow,” says Lars Bondo Krogsgaard, CCO at Nordex SE. Over the past few years, Nordex has installed wind farms for ABO Wind in France, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. “We see growing interest in additions to wind power in the southern half of Germany in particular,” reports Dr. Jochen Ahn, a member of ABO Wind AG’s management board. “Wind turbines such as the N100 and the N117, which achieve high yields in non-coastal locations, are helping spur the success of the new energy policy.”
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