Nordex installed 269 turbines, totalling 899.2MW, in Q1 2019, compared to 84 turbines for 260.9MW in the same period of 2019.
Europe accounted for 60% of newly installed capacity, Latin America for 15%, North America for 13%, with the remainder installed in the rest of the world, the manufacturer said when reporting its official Q1 results.
Project sales more than tripled to €862.6 million, while service sales grew 16.7% year on year to €102 million in Q1 2020.
It also increased turbine blade production 7% year on year to 321 units, and assembled turbines with a combined capacity of 1,641MW in the first three months of 2020 — up 135% from Q1 2019.
The manufacturer announced first quarter sales more than doubling to €964.6 million, Ebitda nearly quadrupling to €13.1 million and Ebitda margin rising 0.6 percentage points to 1.4% by the end of the quarter.
It had also announced a 58% surge in orders to 1,644MW in Q1 2020, with Europe accounting for nearly 79% of this total and Latin America the remainder.
Nordex ended the quarter with project orders worth €5.8 billion (up 31.8% from a year ago) and service orders worth €2.6 billion (up 18%).
The manufacturer also confirmed its decision to withdraw its guidance for the 2020 financial year due to continuing uncertainty about the duration and severity of disruptions caused by Covid-19.