Nordex Group has secured service extension contracts from Falck Renewables for 384MW of wind farms in Europe.


Image: Nordex secures service contract extension for 384MW wind farms in Europe. Photo courtesy of Nordex SE.

Under a five-year framework agreement, Nordex will be responsible for operations and maintenance service of entire Falck Renewables portfolio using its wind technology.

The maintenance contract covers 159 turbines of the 2 to 2.5MW series installed in Great Britain, France and Italy. The turbines were installed between 2007 and 2016.

Falck Renewables CEO Toni Volpe said: “This historical agreement is a fundamental milestone to reach our wind farms availability and O&M cost targets which are a key component of our industrial plan.

“We are very pleased that Nordex Group, a world’s leading wind turbine manufacturer and Service provider, was willing to negotiate a new innovative and convenient frame agreement for all our Nordex turbines that adds substance to a long-standing and successful partnership with Falck Renewables.”

Falck Renewables develops, designs, builds and manages power generation plants from renewable sources. With an installed capacity of 970MW in 2018, the company develops wind power, solar power, waste-to-energy and biomass facilities.

The company’s power production facilities are located in the UK, Italy, the US, Spain and France

Separately, Nordex secured orders for delivery of 25 N149 turbines for fours projects with a total installed capacity of 107.4MW in Finland. The order has been placed by OX2.

Nordex said that new N149/4.0-4.5 turbines are specially designed to offers higher yields at light and medium wind sites.

Nordex chief sales officer Patxi Landa said: “When developing the N149/4.0-4.5, we consistently focused on reducing electricity production costs along the entire value chain and optimized the maintenance and service concept accordingly.

“The resulting subsidy-free projects, including the long-term service contracts and the trust that OX2 have shown in us, confirm this strategy.”

Employing nearly 5,000 people, Nordex has installed more than 23GW of wind energy capacity in over 25 markets. Its product portfolio is focused on onshore turbines in the 1.5 to 4.8 MW class.