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Nordex Group to debut in Ukraine; seized 133MW contract

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Nordex is ready to enter the Ukraine market by acquiring a 133MW contract. The wind turbine manufacturer is scheduled to install 34 turbines by the end of this year.

850,000MWh of clean electricity yearly

Few months back NBT AS, a Norwegian wind power developer and its partners had announced an agreement to build a 250MW wind farm in Ukrain. The location selected for project is north shore of Lake Syvash, south Kherson region of Ukraine. Project is scheduled to complete in 2020. Total 64 numbers of turbines are to be constructed on 1.300 hectors. The plant is designed to generate 850,000MWh of clean electricity per annum.                                                             

The first phase of the project will complete in 2019 with total 34 turbines built. As per the deal Nordex will deliver 34 N131/3900 machines for the construction of first phase. Powerchina is working as an EPC contractor which will build the wind farm for the local project company SyvashEnergoProm, a joint venture of NBT AS and Total Eren, a leading French based renewable energy IPP. The Nordex group has the product range that concentrates on onshore turbines.

NBT is also planning to develop an additional 860 MW of wind farms in Ukraine to be completed within the next three years.

Positive opinions about the project

Mr. José Luis Blanco, CEO of Nordex said, “This order marks the perfect entry into the Ukrainian market. We are looking forward to collaborating with such experienced partners, and are proud that our turbine technology is to be used in what will be the largest wind farm in Ukraine.”

Mr. Joar Viken, CEO of NBT AS said, “Business climate in Ukraine has visibly improved in recent years, and our decision to enter the Ukrainian market is based on the progress the country has been making. We appreciate the support of the Ukrainian Government, the Office of the National Investment Council, regional authorities and other partners for the efforts that made our windfarm project in southern Ukraine possible. We see an outstanding future for development of the Ukrainian renewable energy sector.”

Mr. Li Yanming, Vice President of POWERCHINA said, “This 250 MW wind power project will include the highest international standards in terms of technology, quality, environmental, health and safety. The project marks a very important step in the globalization strategy of POWERCHINA.”