In December 2021, the Nordex Group received orders from South America for 245 MW.

The Norwegian company Statkraft – Europe’s largest producer of renewable energies – placed an order for the supply and installation of 14 N163/5.X turbines for the 80 MW Morro do Cruzeiro wind farm in Brazil. The order also includes a three-year Premium Service contract with an extension option.

Morro do Cruzeiro is being built in the state of Bahia. The site is located in the municipality of Brotas de Macaúbas in a mountain area. Installation of the turbines on 120 metre concrete towers is scheduled to begin in summer 2023. The turbines will be delivered in an operating mode of 5.7 MW.

The Nordex Group will manufacture the nacelles, hubs, rotor blades and the 120-metre-high concrete towers in the country.

A further order came from another developer in Chile for the supply of 29 N163/5.X turbines for a 165 MW wind project including a Premium Service contract for an initial period of two years, with various options to extend up to 15 years. Delivery and installation of the N163/5.X turbines is scheduled for autumn 2022 with commissioning of the first turbines planned for the end of the same year. The customer and project are undisclosed.

Image source: Courtesy of Nordex Group

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