Nordex has secured an order for a total of 33 MW for a wind farm in the Netherlands. The Nordex Group will supply nine N117 / 3600 wind turbines for the “Den Tol” wind farm. The wind turbines will be supplied in the 3,675 MW operating mode. The order also includes a Premium Service contract for the turbines for a period of 25 years.
“Den Tol” will be built in the east of the Netherlands, near Netterden, near the German-Dutch border. The wind farm has been developed over a period of many years by a group of local farmers together with Windunie Development, a Dutch specialist in the development and operation of local sustainable energy projects.
The start of the installation of the turbines is scheduled for October 2021 and the wind farm will be completed in the spring of 2022. The turbines will be supplied with 120-meter tubular steel towers and will be installed on special foundations so that the final height of the hub is 125 meters. . At this altitude, typical wind speeds for an inland European site are 6.8 m / s. The client Den Tol Exploitatie B.V. expects an annual throughput of 9.8 million kilowatt hours per turbine. With an average consumption of approx. 15 KWh / 100 km, this would correspond to the electricity requirement of 6,500 electric cars for every 10,000 km of distance traveled.
The Group has installed more than 30 GW of wind power capacity in more than 40 markets and in 2019 generated revenues of EUR 3.3 billion. Currently, the company employs a workforce of more than 8,400. Joint manufacturing capacity includes factories in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the United States, India, Argentina and Mexico. The product portfolio focuses on onshore turbines in the 2.4 to 5.X MW class, which are tailor-made for the market requirements of countries with limited space and regions with limited grid capacity.