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Nordex wins 30MW Greek project

GREECE: Nordex has been handed a 30MW contract by a major European wind developer for a project in northern Greece.

The Nordex N90 2.5MW will be used in the Greek project
The Nordex N90 2.5MW will be used in the Greek project

The deal is for 12 N90/2500 2.5MW turbines and includes a five-year maintenance contract. The project is expected to go online by mid-2011.

It is believed the buyer does not want to reveal itself due to concerns about the development of the project, which is at a pivotal stage.

Greece's wind capacity broke through the 1GW barrier last year. However, there is a feeling this could have been achieved a lot sooner as the country is rich in wind.

According to Windpower Monthly's Market Status Report on Greece, the country's progress on wind energy has been hindered by a variety of issues.

Problems are alleged to have included red tape, ‘inconsistent' regulations, local opposition, grid bottlenecks and a lack of political will to move projects forward.


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