Nordex has received an order from Uruguay's state power company UTE to build the Pampa wind farm, which, when completed, will be the country's largest wind farm.
Per the turnkey agreement, Nordex will not only supply and construct 59 N117/2400 wind turbines for the Pampa wind farm, but will also perform infrastructure duties related to access routes, foundations and cabling.
The Pampa project is located in the Department of Tacuarembo in the heart of Uruguay. The project has mean wind speeds of 7.9 m/s, which will be converted into electricity by Nordex's N117/2400 wind turbines perched on 91-meter towers.
Nordex expects the wind farm is expected to go online in mid-2016. Following construction of the wind farm, the turbine maker will perform operations and maintenance services for 10 years.
Nordex adds that sourcing for services and components will originate from a number of local suppliers during the construction and maintenance phases.
To date, Nordex has installed 49 turbines with a combined capacity of almost 120 MW in Uruguay.