Nordex wins wind turbine contract from wpd Europe for 36MW Finnish project

1 December 2014 (Last Updated December 1st, 2014 18:30)

German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex has won a contract from wpd europe for supplying 12 Generation Delta turbines for the 36MW Jokela wind project in Finland.

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German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex has won a contract from wpd europe for supplying 12 Generation Delta turbines for the 36MW Jokela wind project in Finland.

As well as delivery and installation of the N117/3000 generation delta wind turbines at the farm, Nordex has signed a 15-year premium service contract for the project.

Each of the turbines to be installed at the 36MW wind farm comes with a hub height of 141m and an installed nominal output of 3MW, Nordex said.

Specially designed for medium wind speeds, the turbine models also have their cold-climate versions which Nordex plans to install in view of difficult weather conditions at the site.

"On the basis of their technical specifications, the N117/3000 turbines are a very good fit for the local weather conditions and we are eagerly awaiting the preliminary results following the start-up of our ‘Mäkikangas’ wind farm."

The Jokela wind farm is scheduled to be constructed from mid-2015. It is likely to have a production output of 119GWh annually.

Located near the town of Kalajoki in western Finland, the project is wpd’s second collaboration with Nordex. The first was an order for eleven Nordex N117/3000 turbines for the Mäkikangas wind farm.

wpd country manager for Finland and Sweden Birgit Schneider said: "On the basis of their technical specifications, the N117/3000 turbines are a very good fit for the local weather conditions and we are eagerly awaiting the preliminary results following the start-up of our ‘Mäkikangas’ wind farm.

"We are confident of having found in Nordex a partner for the two wind farms capable of providing an ideal combination of technology and service."


Image: Each of the N117/3000 turbines has a hub height of 141m and an installed nominal output of 3MW. Photo: courtesy of Nordex SE, Hamburg.

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