Wind turbine manufacturer Nordex has received a further contract from Lithuania, following the company’s successful market entry in September.
The new contract is for the Mazeikiai project located in the north west of the country close to the town of the same name. Nordex will be supplying and installing 19 N117/2400 turbines with a premium service contract covering a minimum period of 15 years.
Installation of the turbines is to commence in spring 2015 for customer UAB Pamario jegainiu energija, a company owned by Lithuanian-based Orion Alternative Energy Fund and Dutch-based Energy Investment Fund. The turbines will have large rotors and be mounted on 120-metre towers in order to ensure that maximum yields can be obtained from the light local wind conditions. The wind farm will have an above-average capacity factor of 37 percent and will be able to supply up to 75,000 households in the region with clean electricity.
“This second sales success within a short space of time impressively testifies to the vitality of the Lithuanian market” said Nordex Management Board member Lars Bondo Krogsgaard. “Working with our customers, we want to help the country to diversify its energy production base by expanding local wind power production.”
Nordex specialises in multi-megawatt wind power systems and favours large-scale turbines. The company’s Generation Gamma range comprises the N90/2500, N100/2500 and the N117/2400, widely regarded as one of the most efficient series turbines for non-coastal regions. To date, over 2,600 of these turbines have been produced and Nordex is now offering the fourth generation N100/3300, N117/3000, N131/3000 series. So far the company has installed more than 6,000 turbines with an aggregate capacity of over 10,000 MW all around the world with exports accounting for around 70 percent of its business. The Company has offices and subsidiaries in 22 countries around the world with a total global headcount of over 2,700 employees.