In March 2020, the Nordex Group received an order from German wind power developer Energiequelle to supply and install seven N149/4.0-4.5 turbines in Finland. The project also includes a Premium Service Agreement covering 25 years.
The 29.96 MW “Konttisuo” wind farm featuring the turbines with a maximum operation mode of 4,280kW will be built approximately 20 kilometres southeast of the municipality of Soini, on the border of Southern Ostrobothnia and Central Finland. The installation and grid connection of the turbines will take place in 2021.
The Nordex Group will supply cold-climate versions of the machines, which will also include the Nordex Anti-icing System. The energy-efficient heating of this system prevents ice from accumulating on the rotor blades of the turbines. As this negates the requirement to stop or reduce the operation of the turbines while the Anti-icing System is in operation, it significantly reduces yield losses and shutdowns resulting from icing, compared to turbines without such a system.
“We are pleased that we can draw on Nordex’s technological progress and extensive experience on the Finnish market for our Konttisuo project and are firmly convinced that with the N149 we have selected the optimum turbine type for our project,” says Nils Borstelmann, Country Manager Energiequelle in Finland.
“We are very pleased to start work with Energiequelle, a customer with such great experience in wind business. This project will again underpin our position in the Nordics as an experienced supplier of turbines with proven cold climate and anti-icing solutions,” says Patxi Landa, CSO of the Nordex Group.
Since 1997, Energiequelle GmbH has been internationally active as a project developer and operator of wind energy, biomass and photovoltaic plants as well as substations and storage facilities. The head office of the company is Kallinchen near Berlin, further locations are in Bremen, Oldenburg, Hannover, Putlitz, Penzing, Erfurt, Dresden, Rostock, Leipzig, Guntersblum as well as Rennes, Dijon and Royan (France) and in Helsinki (Finland). With more than 250 employees and more than 750 built plants with a total capacity of approx. 1,400 MW, Energiequelle is a leading company in the industry.
THE NORDEX GROUP
The Nordex Group
The Group has installed more than 29 GW of wind energy capacity in over 40 markets and in 2019 generated revenues of EUR 3.3 billion. The company currently employs a workforce of approx. 7,900. The joint manufacturing capacity includes factories in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the United States, India, Argentina and Mexico. The product portfolio is focused on onshore turbines in the 2.4 to 5.X MW class, which are tailor-made for the market requirements in countries with limited space and regions with limited grid capacity.