THE NORDEX GROUP IN BRAZIL
The Nordex Group in Brazil
As of October 2022
MORE THAN 1400
Brazil offers excellent wind conditions, with wind energy now one of the country’s most important sources of energy. In June 2021, The national wind energy association ABEEólica announced that the installed capacity in Brazil had reached more than 21.5 GW. This represents a significant rise in recent years and has seen the wind energy sector become an increasingly important element of the Brazilian electricity market. After hydroelectric power, wind energy is now the second-largest component of the Brazilian electricity generation mix, placing the largest country in South America among the global leaders in the field of renewable energy.
The Nordex Group has been active on the Brazilian market since 2013, with its headquarters situated in the commercial capital, São Paulo. Since entering the market, the company has erected turbines with a total installed capacity of 2.4 GW, and has a further 2258 MW currently under construction. The Nordex Group assembles the nacelles and produces concrete towers for its turbines locally at its own factories. The company also utilizes rotor blades manufactured locally within Brazil. This makes it possible to meet local value-creation requirements, which, in turn, offer better financing options for clients.
ABOUT THE NORDEX GROUP
The Nordex Group is one of the world´s leading manufacturers and service providers for highly-efficient onshore wind turbines with more than 35 years of experience.
A wind turbine can generate significantly more electricity under Brazilian conditions than in many other countries. In fact, due to the excellent wind conditions, the average capacity factor of a wind power station in Brazil can exceed 50 percent – significantly above the global average. By way of comparison, in other countries, this figure is as low as 25 percent (Source: ABEEólica). Medium wind speeds, which are highly favorable for the generation of onshore wind energy, can be found in the northeast region of Brazil in particular, where the terrain by the coast is flat. In addition, the interior of the country and its plateaus likewise offer significant potential for large-scale projects. As the market shifts towards larger rotors with higher towers, the Group offers competitive turbines to their Brazilian customers in the form of the Delta4000 series. This includes the N163/5.X, which features a rotor diameter of 163 meters with a swept area in excess of 20,000m², providing high sales potential and of which the Nordex Group has already sold 1677.7 MW in Brazil alone The N163 turbines in the Delta4000 series feature different operating modes, thus offering maximum flexibility within the 5 MW range. Their operation can be optimized in line with various customer-specific requirements, such as annual yield, service life, and noise level requirements. This year, the N163/5.X won the gold medal for “Turbine of the Year” in the category of onshore turbines with a 4.7 MW + rating, awarded by Windpower Monthly.
…from the Delta4000 Series
The optimal solution for Brazilian wind conditions