The second quarter of the year saw Nordex achieve two milestones in the U.K. and Ireland: The manufacturer passed 2 GW of sold turbines and 1.5 GW of installed capacity.
Recently taking Nordex past the 2 GW mark was Irish utility ESB, which will be installing turbines for the Crockdun wind farm, ESB’s seventh project with Nordex turbines. The manufacturer is supplying five N90/2500s with a total output of 12.5 MW in County Tyrone of Northern Ireland. Nordex will also service the towers under a six-year, full-service contract.
With Crockdun on the order book, the manufacturer has now sold more than 2 GW in the British Isles – 1.4 GW in the U.K. and 600 MW in the Republic of Ireland.
In addition, having handed over 20 N100/3300 turbines at the Moy wind farm – located near Iverness, Scotland – to Dutch utility Eneco, Nordex reached 1.5 GW of turbines in operation in the U.K./Ireland region.
Nordex says it has a workforce of almost 200 in the U.K. and Ireland and has been active in this market for more than 15 years.