The Nordex Group secured two wind farm contracts to install a total of 80 AW125/3150 turbines for the Garob and Copperton projects in South Africa, the Germany-based company announced Wednesday.
Garob comprises 46 turbines that Italy's Enel Green Power has ordered, while the Copperton project includes 34 turbines for Spain-based wind farm developer and operator Elawan, according to a press release from the Group.
Both projects are located in the province of Northern Cape close to the town of Copperton, and include delivery and installation as well as multi-year service contracts.
Nordex will be producing the 100-meter concrete towers locally, thus lowering the costs and increasing local manufacturing content, the statement added.
"South Africa is an important market for us, which is why we are pleased to be executing these two orders. We have been awarded turbine supply for a total of around 400 megawatts [MW] in 2018," said Patxi Landa, chief sales officer of Nordex SE.
According to the statement, the Nordex Group has an installed wind power capacity of more than 23 gigawatts in over 25 markets, generating sales of around €3.1 billion in 2017.
The production network comprises plants in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the U.S. and India. The product range primarily concentrates on onshore turbines in the 1.5 to 4.8 MW class addressing the requirements of land-constrained as well as grid-constrained markets.
By Hale Turkes