Nordex Group has delivered turbines for the wind farm developer UKA for the first time and completed the first construction phase of a wind farm in Germany. The 13.5 MW wind farm “Leeskow II & IV” with three N149/4.0-4.5 turbines in Lower Lusatia in Brandenburg is the first project that the Nordex Group has now completed on the basis of a framework agreement concluded with UKA at the beginning of 2020.
In the coming years, UKA will be able to call up turbines with a total volume of more than 300 megawatts for German projects, which will then be supplied and installed by the Nordex Group. The framework agreement covers different turbine types of the Delta4000 series, in addition to the N149/4.0-4.5, in particular the 5 MW turbines N149/5.X and N163/5.X.
“The Nordex Group has a very competitive turbine technology,” emphasizes Gernot Gauglitz, Managing Director of UKA. “The partnership gives us the security to complete our ready-to-build wind farm projects quickly and reliably.”
“We are pleased that, despite the pandemic and short delivery times, we have installed our first project for our new customer UKA on time. UKA is one of the largest wind farm developers in Germany. Thanks to the framework agreement, we are expanding our customer base and thus strengthening our position as one of the leading turbine suppliers in the important German market,” says Karsten Brüggemann, Vice President Region Central of the Nordex Group.
The Nordex Group – a profile
The Group has installed more than 28 GW of wind energy capacity in over 40 markets and in 2019 generated revenues of EUR 3.3 billion. The company currently employs a workforce of approx. 7,500. The joint manufacturing capacity includes factories in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the United States, India, Argentina and Mexico. The product portfolio is focused on onshore turbines in the 2.4 to 5.X MW class, which are tailor-made for the market requirements in countries with limited space and regions with limited grid capacity.