European wind turbine manufacturer Nordex has announced that it will install 80 turbines across two projects in South Africa. Both projects were awarded in round four of the REIPP, and total 252MW.

Nordex signs dealNordex will supply its AW125/3150 model, which has a power rating of 3.15MW, for both wind farms. 46 of the turbines have been allocated to Enel Green Power’s 144.9MW Garob project, and Madrid-headquartered independent power producer (IPP) Elawan’s 107.1MW Copperton wind farm will receive the rest. 

The company has also signed contracts for the delivery, service and installation of the turbines, which will be constructed locally. The towers will be manufactured from concrete and will measure 100m.

“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 400MW in 2018,” says Patxi Landa, chief sales officer at Nordex. The company has 560.6MW installed in South Africa across five projects.

According to Enel Green Power, construction at Garob will begin in the first half of 2019, with the aim of having the site operational in the second half of 2021. Elawan plans to commission Copperton in 2020. Both developers had won allocations in April 2015, but only got the green light with the signing of the 27 long-delayed power purchase agreements (PPAs) in April this year.

Nordex has also received an order from German wind project developer Energiekontor for the supply of turbines making up 300MW in combined capacity. TheThe turbines are to be installed in projects in Germany, with the first to be commissioned in 2019.

The company currently has over 23GW of installed capacity across 25 markets.

Image credit: http://www.nordex-online.com/en/produkte-service/wind-turbines/aw1253000.html


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