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Nordex wins 27.5MW deal in Ireland

IRELAND: Nordex has been awarded a 27.5MW contract by Canadian firm Brookfield Renewable to supply turbines to a project on the west coast of Ireland.

Eleven N90 2.5MW turbines will be used at Slievecallan East
Eleven N90 2.5MW turbines will be used at Slievecallan East

Nordex will supply 11 N90 2.5MW turbines for the Slievecallan East project in County Clare, west Ireland. The project is named after the nearby Mount Slievecallan.

The turbines will be installed on 80-metre towers and is due to begin operating from the end of 2017, Nordex said. The company will also service the machines for 15-years.

Brookfield owns or operates more than 200MW of Nordex turbines in Ireland, the German manufacturer said.

Brookfield said its onshore wind portfolio consists of 600MW in operating assets across Europe. In 2014 it acquired a 500MW portfolio of Irish projects from utility Bord Gais as part of a €1.1 billion deal.

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