Germany-based Nordex improved its position in the growing French market last year. With an output of around 155 MW of newly installed turbines, the company says it increased its market share from 9% in 2014 to 14% in 2015.
Most of Nordex’s recent developments in France are based on its N100/2500 turbine, with 60 units in 2015. Due to a high order intake rate within the past months, Nordex expects good business in 2016, as well. The last project sold was an order for six N100/2500 models for the Tenbonrev project in the Champagne region. Nordex will deliver these turbines in September.
Nordex says that as the French market offers plenty of potential for the wind sector. For example, the government has simplified administrative procedures in order to support the increase of the share of renewables in energy consumption to 23% by 2020 and 32% by 2030.