Germany-based project developer Energiekontor has awarded a contract to wind turbine manufacturer Nordex Group to supply turbines with a generating capacity of more than 300MW.
The turbines supplied by Nordex will be installed in projects in Germany and the first joint projects are scheduled to be commissioned next year.
Nordex Group Germany business 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.”
The agreement will provide a platform to Energiekontor to participate in the future auctions and on the other hand, Nordex is expected to benefit from reliable, contractually agreed conditions for purchases over several years.
Energiekontor CEO Peter Szabo said: “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.
“With its vision of electricity demands being fully covered by renewable energy, Energiekontor wants to be one of the first companies to realise wind farms and solar parks at a levelized cost of electricity below the generation costs of conventional power plants.”
Energiekontor owns and operates 34 wind farms and one solar park with a combined capacity of 270MW.