Nordex USA, Inc. concluded an agreement with Usinas y Transmisiones Eléctricas (UTE), Uruguay’s state power company, for the sale of 28 of its N117/2400 wind turbines for the Juan Pablo Terra wind farm. Nordex, a leading global manufacturer of utility scale wind turbines, will be responsible for delivery, installation and commissioning, and for ongoing maintenance for a minimum of 10 years under a Premium Service Contract.
This is Nordex’s second major order from Uruguay. Read about the first here.
The site, on the border with Brazil, is located a few miles from the city of Artigas, in the north of Uruguay, about 370 miles (600 kilometers) from Montevideo, the capital city. This will be largest wind farm owned by UTE and represents the country’s commitment to the growth of renewable energy. Delivery of turbines is slated to begin in February 2014, with project completion in June 2014.
The newest addition to Nordex’ established multi-megawatt fleet, the N117/2400 is designed specifically for light wind regimes, maximizing the power produced at sites where wind resources were previously considered unsuitable for wind energy. The turbines, on 91 meter towers, are particularly well-suited to the site. Each of the 2.4 MW turbines will be capable of powering about 3,500 Uruguayan homes.
“We are honored that UTE has chosen Nordex and our technology for this important project. Uruguay’s first wind turbine was a Nordex N27/250 installed in 2000 for UTE as customer and still running successfully today,” noted Ralf Sigrist, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nordex Americas. “Our company has always been recognized for its engineering expertise and leadership and this is exemplified by the changes in size, productivity, and competitiveness that we have achieved over the past decade.”
Gonzalo Casaravilla, President of UTE commented, “We are pleased to have reached this agreement with Nordex, a company known worldwide for its quality, capabilities, and its dedication to wind energy. Their commitment to a renewable energy future matches our own.”
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