Nordex clinches megawatt deal in Portugal

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German-Danish turbine manufacturer Nordex has clinched a new turnkey contract to supply megawatt technology to Portugal. The deal between the company's Iberian branch, Nordex Ibérica, and Portuguese developer Enersis is for three 1.3 MW turbines with a hub height of 69 metres. The contract also includes all installation work and commissioning. The turbines will be installed as an extension of the existing Igreja Nova wind station made up of two Vestas 1.65 MW turbines. The plant is situated in the Mafra area, 60 kilometres north of Lisbon. Nordex's previous contracts in Portugal were also with Enersis -- currently the country's largest wind plant operator -- and comprise a total of 19, 1.3 MW machines turning at Lomba de Seixa (13 MW) and Cabezo Alto (11.7 MW). There are currently six wind plant building in Portugal which, when complete, will boost the country's current installed capacity of 162 MW to 218 MW.

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