13.08.2009, Press release
Nordex USA hands over its largest US wind farm to date
- “Highland” project supplies clean electricity for approximately 20,000 households
- Among the largest turbine generators ever installed on an American wind farm
Chicago, 13 August 2009. Nordex USA, Inc. has completed its largest American wind project to date, the “Highland” wind farm, for EverPower Wind Holdings, Inc. The project connects twenty-five of its N90 2.5 MW high-speed wind turbines to the grid in Pennsylvania. The site is in the southwestern part of the state. A total installed capacity of 62.5 MW means that “Highland” can supply clean electricity to approximately 20,000 households per year, while eliminating 115,000 tons of harmful carbon dioxide emissions.
“Highland” is one of the first wind farms in the country using turbine generators this large. The average size of the turbine generators erected here in 2008 was only 1.7 MW, while all systems installed average a mere 750 kW.
Nordex USA plans to manufacture the 2.5 MW turbines in Arkansas. Construction of the 115,000 sq. ft. nacelle production in Jonesboro has already begun, an important step in meeting the growing demand of the American market. According to experts, the installed US capacity (25,237 MW as of December 2008) is set to more than triple by the end of 2013.
With its new plant in Jonesboro and an experienced team at the head office in Chicago, Nordex USA intends to make a major contribution to this. The company is already working on an even larger project with sixty N90 2.5 MW turbines for BP and total effective output of 150 MW.
Jim Spencer, CEO of EverPower commented, “For us the completion of the “Highland” wind farm is a major step in EverPower’s development. We selected Nordex and these turbines after extensive study of their success in European installations. While new to the US, Nordex’ 2.5 MW product family is widely used in Europe with over 1,000 units installed. The 2.5 MW turbine allows us to achieve a higher power density in the land-constrained areas in the Northeast, where we have a large development pipeline. We are delighted with our decision and look forward to utilizing Nordex wind turbines at additional locations now under development.”
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