Nordex enters Luxembourg with first order

Nordex has won its debut order in Luxembourg to supply seven turbines for a 23MW project by a local developer.

Nordex will provide its N131/3300 turbine (above) for the site in northern Luxembourg
Nordex will provide its N131/3300 turbine (above) for the site in northern Luxembourg

The German manufacturer will supply its N131 3.3MW turbines to Luxembourgian developer PW34’s Wincrange wind farm in the northern municipality of the same name.

Construction has already begun at the site and foundation construction is due to start in April, followed by turbine installation at the end of the year. Wincrange is due to be connected to the grid in February 2020.

Moderate IEC Class IIIa winds prevail at the site, the manufacturer stated. After commissioning, Nordex will service the wind farm for 20 years.

Its turbines will run in sound-optimised mode to ensure noise levels do not exceed 103dB (A), Nordex stated. This upper limit is roughly equivalent to the volume of a jet flying 1,000 feet overhead.

When completed, Wincrange is set to be Luxembourg’s biggest wind farm, according to Windpower Intelligence, the research and data division of Windpower Monthly.

The country has nine operational wind farms with a combined capacity of just under 120MW.


Nordex has also received an order from an unspecified developer for a project in Italy.

The manufacturer will provide seven N149/4.0-4.5 turbines for an unspecified wind farm and also service them for two years as part of the contract.

The capacity of the project has not been confirmed, but the turbines’ power rating suggests this would be between 28MW and 31.5MW.

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