Nordex reaps benefits of its industry headstart

Nordex has secured another big order for its N149 4MW-plus platform with a 65-turbine, 312MW deal in Spain.

Nordex launched its  N149/4.0-4.5MW turbine in 2018
Nordex launched its N149/4.0-4.5MW turbine in 2018

The German manufacturer has also announced a seven-turbine deal in Finland for the latest uprated version of the platform, with a power rating of at least 5MW and 163-metre rotor diameter.

The 312MW Gecama Gecama (312MW) OnshoreCastile-La Mancha, Spain, Europe Click to see full details project will deploy the turbines on 120-metre concrete towers manufactured at Nordex's new factory in Motilla del Palancar due to open next month.

After its 2018 launch of the N149/4.0-4.5MW turbine  the first 4MW+ onshore machine made widely available  Nordex has continued to outpace its rivals. While Vestas, Siemens Gamesa, GE, Goldwind and Enercon are all working on 5MW+ turbines (most have working prototypes) Nordex is still the only company actually producing them commercially.

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