Nordex boosts capacity for its bestseller N117

Nordex SE / Key word(s): Alliance/Contract13.08.2013 / 09:31---------------------------------------------------------------------* New supplier TPI to launch series production of rotor blades in 2014 * Increased local manufacturing content in TurkeyHamburg, 13 August 2013.  The Nordex Group has signed a multiyear supplyagreement with US supplier TPI Composites for the delivery of NR-58.5 rotorblades. Nordex uses the NR-58.5 in its successful N117/2400 turbine andwill also be fitting it to the N117/3000 in the future. 'With thistri-supplier strategy we will be able to boost our capacity for the N117turbine substantially in the future, ensuring even more reliable deliveriesfor our customers,' explains Nordex CEO Jürgen Zeschky.TPI will manufacture the NR-58.5 rotor blade at its Turkish plant in Izmir,with series production to commence as early as in February 2014 at thissite. Experts from TPI Composites and Nordex rotor blade production willwork together closely in setting up the production line, in order to ensurethe high quality standards for which both companies are well known. SaysZeschky: 'This partnership with TPI marks a major success for Nordex as wenow have at our side one of the most experienced producers of composites.What is more, our partner already has a strong reputation in the wind powerindustry with a track record of tens of thousands of high-quality rotorblades produced.'TPI operates the Izmir plant in a joint venture with Alke Insaat. With anarea of around 33,000 square metres, it is ideally located for thetransportation of heavy-duty components on road and by water toconstruction sites in Turkey as well as other countries.The partnership with TPI in Turkey has an added advantage for Nordex, oneof the market leaders in Turkey: as it will increase the proportion oflocal content, will be able to secure more attractive feed-in tariffs forits customers in Turkey, thus making its turbines more competitive.End of Corporate News---------------------------------------------------------------------13.08.2013 Dissemination of a Corporate News, transmitted by DGAP - acompany of EQS Group AG.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.DGAP's Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements,Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases.Media archive at and    English                                                Company:     Nordex SE                                                           Langenhorner Chaussee 600                                           22419 Hamburg                                                       Germany                                                Phone:       040 / 30030 1000                                       Fax:         040 / 30030 1101                                       E-mail:                                 Internet:                                  ISIN:        DE000A0D6554                                           WKN:         A0D655                                                 Indices:     TecDAX                                                 Listed:      Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard);                    Freiverkehr in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover,               München, Stuttgart                                       End of News    DGAP News-Service  ---------------------------------------------------------------------  225515 13.08.2013