Nordex receives 30MW Texas deal

UNITED STATES: Nordex has received a 30MW order from the German BayWa conglomerate for a wind project in Texas.

The project will use Nordex N100/2500 turbines

Nordex will supply 12 N100/2500 turbines to the 30MW Mozart Wind Farm near Abilene, western Texas. The project is being developed by Baywa subsidiary WKN USA.

The turbines are set to be delivered in August 2012 with a view to bringing the project online by the end of the year. The deal includes a two-year service contract.

This year BayWa has been increasing its holdings in the wind sector with acquisitions in the US and Europe.

In August, BayWa RE USA acquired 70% of WKN USA from Windkraft Nord USA, a subsidiary of Germany-based wind-project developer WKN.

In shouldering WKN USA's debts of $15 million, there is no payout of a purchase price, BayWa said. The deal secured BayWa 110MW of projects that are ready to build and a pipeline of 1GW.

In Europe, BayWa RE acquired 90% of Austrian company Ecowind for €4.6 million (excluding Ecowind debts) from AAG Holding.