Nordex Inks Order To Expand Norway Wind Farm


The Nordex Group has secured a follow-up order from long-standing customer Midtfjellet Vindkraft AS for a wind farm in Norway.

The German manufacturer will be supplying 11 N117/3600 turbines for the Midtfjellet III wind farm on the island of Stord in southwest Norway. Delivery and installation of the turbines are scheduled for spring 2018.

The owner of the project is a joint venture comprising Aquila Capital, based in Hamburg, Germany, and local energy suppliers and power plant operators Fitjar Kraftlag SA, Østfold Energi Vind AS and Vardar Boreas AS. The customer also signed a premium service agreement for a period of five years, including an option to extend it twice.

Midtfjellet III is an extension of the 44-turbine, 110 MW Midtfjellet I and II, installed by Nordex in 2012 and 2013. With the new order, the project will be increased to 149.6 MW.

In average wind speeds of 8.4 m/s, the 11 new N117/3600 turbines alone will generate more than 138,800 MWh of additional power annually for the municipality of Fitjar. Nordex says it is also fitting serrations to the trailing edge of the turbines in order to reduce noise.

“Together, Midtfjellet I and II are the largest wind farms in Norway, with very high production figures,” comments Patxi Landa, chief sales officer of Nordex SE. “The site is extremely demanding due to the perfect wind conditions. The fact that Midtfjellet Vindkraft AS has now engaged us for the second extension at this site is a clear indication of the confidence placed in our team and our turbines.”

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