Wind turbine manufacturer Nordex reports that installations of its wind turbines were up 13% last year, representing an increase of 970 MW of capacity.
The company says it installed a total of 428 new wind power systems around the world in 2011. The growth was dominated by multi-megawatt turbines, which accounted for 77%. Accordingly, the average capacity per turbine remained stable at 2.3 MW.
Europe was Nordex's most important market, representing 72% of capacity, followed by the Americas, with around 15%, and Asia, with 13%. Within Europe, Turkey was the most important market, with a new capacity of 170 MW.
The greater number of turbines assembled in 2011 does not have any effect on the company's sales forecast for that fiscal year, Nordex notes.