- Published: 12 January 2017 12 January 2017
The Nordex Group has signed a contract for supplying 22 AW125/3000 turbines for the construction of the first phase of Mount Gellibrand wind farm in Australia. This 66MW project is located near Colac, in Western Victoria state, in the south-east of the country. The customer is the Spanish project developer Acciona Energia.
This is the first Australian project for the Nordex Group since the acquisition of the Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Acciona Windpower in April 2016. At the moment there are two wind farms with the AW1500 platform in operation in Australia, with a total of 238.5 MW. This new contract has already been included in the 2016 order intake of € 3.3 billion Euro reported by the Nordex Group earlier. Nordex will be installing the turbines on 87.5 metre tubular steel towers, which will be built in Victoria. Start-up of the wind farm is scheduled for 2018, after which Nordex will service the turbines for an initial period of two years.