- Published: 16 January 2008 16 January 2008
Nordex is to supply 33 S70/1500 kW turbines for a subsidiary of the utility, Beijing Energy. The "Jingneng" wind park is to be erected at Huitengxile in the highlands (2000 metres above sea level) in Inner Mongolia.
The average wind speed at this location is 8.4 metres per second and average temperatures are minus 2.3 degrees. For this reason Nordex will be supplying its turbines in the "Cold Climate" version. The turbines are to be delivered in the fourth quarter of this year. Nordex is producing the machines and rotor blades required in its new factories in China, which started operation in 2006 and 2007. Due to the strong demand the turbine manufacturer plans to invest around EUR 50 million to extend its factories from mid-2008. At the same time Nordex has signed a frame agreement with Beijing Energy for the supply of a further 66 turbines in the same series. This delivery with a volume of 100 MW is scheduled for the summer of 2009. It was agreed not to disclose the purchase price.