Nordex's wind turbine orders rise by nearly 50% in Q3

German turbine manufacturer Nordex saw new orders rise sharply in the third quarter of 2021 compared with Q3 2020

Nordex's Delta4000 platform accounted for more than three quarters of capacity ordered in Q3 2021
Nordex's Delta4000 platform accounted for more than three quarters of capacity ordered in Q3 2021

Nordex received orders for 389 turbines with a combined capacity of 1,829MW in the third quarter of 2021.

This capacity ordered was up 49% from Q3 2020, when it received orders for 271 turbines with a combined capacity of 1,229MW.

The Hamburg-based firm stated that its Delta4000 turbine platform accounted for 1,391MW, or 76% of orders, in Q3, compared with 86% in Q3 2020.

The largest single order in Q3 came for Acciona Energía’s 923MW MacIntyre MacIntyre (923MW) OnshoreQueensland, Australia, Asia-Pacific Click to see full details project in Queensland, north-east Australia. There, Nordex is due to supply 162 of its N163/5.X turbines.

Nordex also received orders from 11 European countries, with Germany, France, Ukraine, Ireland and Poland the largest individual markets. 

CEO José Luis Blanco said: “We again benefitted from our strong market position in Europe. In this context, the good demand for our Delta4000 series resumes continuously on a high level. Especially for the European markets we expect this to continue, also supported by our recently presented turbine for the 6 MW+ class, the N163/6.X.”

Nordex announced in September that it is adding the N163/6.X turbine to its product portfolio, with series production scheduled for the start of 2023. 

The German manufacturer received turbine orders for 4,610MW in the first three quarters of 2021, up 23% from 3,759MW in the first nine months of 2020. Around 80% of this ordered capacity was for the Delta4000 series.

The firm stated that it has now installed more than 35GW of wind energy capacity in more than 40 markets. Nordex aims to become one of the top three companies in the onshore wind sector.

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