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Covid-19 delays hit Nordex's Q3 order book

Manufacturer blames 27% slump in orders on continued delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic

Nordex's Delta4000 series accounted for 86% of orders in Q3 2020
Nordex's Delta4000 series accounted for 86% of orders in Q3 2020

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Nordex’s third-quarter order totals slid by more than a quarter, with its chief sales officer attributing this to delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The German manufacturer recorded orders for 1,228.6MW of turbines in Q3 2020 – down 27.7% from the same period one year ago.

Its order book leaned heavily towards North America in the third quarter of this year, following two big orders in the United States, the manufacturer stated.

It received orders for 271 turbines in total, meaning its average power rating of turbines ordered in the third quarter rose to 4.53MW from 3.89MW in Q3 2019.

The manufacturer’s Delta4000 series accounted for 86% of orders in Q3 2020 – up 37 percentage points from the same period one year earlier. The 4-5MW platform also made up 81% of orders in the first nine months of 2020, Nordex stated.

North America accounted for 50% of the capacity of Nordex’s Q3 orders – up 22 percentage year on year – following two large orders in the US.

Meanwhile, Europe accounted for 31% of Nordex’s Q3 orders – down 29 percentage points from Q3 2019 – with demand primarily coming from Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and France.

It also received orders in Colombia and Brazil, with Latin America accounting for 19% of its Q3 total – up seven percentage points from one year ago.

Patxi Landa, Nordex’s chief sales officer said: Despite individual delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic, demand remains strong – including the outlook for the rest of the year.”

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