German renewable energy developer Energiekontor has placed an order with Nordex for supply of turbines to wind projects totaling more than 300MW in capacity in Germany.
Energiekontor stated that the turbines will be installed successively in projects in Germany, with the first joint projects scheduled for commissioning next year.
With this agreement, Energiekontor will have a solid economic basis to participate in future auctions. Nordex is also expected to profit, in turn from contractually agreed to conditions for purchases that stretch for several years.
Energiekontor CEO Peter Szabo said: “We would like to thank Hempel and his colleagues for their confidence in us, as they expect that the projects initiated together will be able to come out successfully in the auctions to be held in the coming years.
“We are delighted to have Nordex, a renowned manufacturer of top-quality turbines, at our side along this journey.
“As part of our efficiency enhancement measures, the agreed package gives us a predictable basis for the profitable implementation of wind farms in the coming years.”
Energiekontor was established in 1990 in Bremerhaven. Its core business includes planning, construction and operational management of wind farms in Germany and abroad.
It currently has 34 wind farms and one solar park, under its ownership and operations with a total power rated at 270MW.
The company has realised a total of 118 wind farms with a total output of about 940MW and three solar parks with an output of 30MW.
Nordex Group Germany head Jörg Hempel said: “What convinced us was Energiekontor’s track record and the company’s reliable realisation of projects in recent years.
“We have created what I perceive as a win-win situation here, which allows us to implement, together with a strong project development partner, a series of planned projects in the next few years.”
Recently, Nordex has secured a contract to supply 80 turbines for two wind power projects with a total capacity of 252MW in South Africa. For these two wind farms, Nordex will supply its AW125/3150 turbines.