Nordex makes further improvements in France

DGAP-News: Nordex SE / Key word(s): Market Report2016-02-18 / 11:14The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.---------------------------------------------------------------------------Hamburg, 18 February 2016. In 2015, the Nordex Group improved its positionon the growing French market. With an output of around 155 MWnewly-installed turbines, Nordex has increased its market share from ninepercent in 2014 to 14 percent in 2015. Overall, the newly-installedcapacity in the onshore wind sector in France has increased to 1,073 MW in2015. This means that the country has continued to maintain its position asone of the top markets for wind energy in Europe.Most of Nordex' recent developments in France are based on the N100/2500,with 60 units in 2015. Due to a high order intake rate within the pastmonths, Nordex expects good business in 2016 as well. The last project soldwas an order for six N100/2500 for the project "Tenbonrev" in the Champagneregion. Nordex will deliver these turbines in September of this year.Currently, the N117/2400 and N131/3000 are generating growing interest inthe French market. With most of the new sites in France being light-windareas, these turbine models should be used in the majority of the company'sfuture projects.One of these projects is "Morlange". For this wind farm, located near theborder to Luxembourg, Nordex will deliver four N117/2400s within this year.As of "Morlange", the company not only functions as manufacturer but alsoas developer. The wind farm is one of five recent projects generated viathe "Nordex Development" distribution channel, a division focussing on thedevelopment of wind farms with local partners. The company has beenimplementing projects developed in-house there in successful partnershipssince the early 2000s.As the French government last year specified its targets for increasing theuse of renewable energy, following the growth in 2015 this year too, themarket offers plenty of potential for the wind sector. For example, thegovernment has simplified administrative procedures in order to support theincrease of the share of renewables in energy consumption to 23 percent by2020 and 32 percent by 2030.About NordexAs one of the technological leaders in multi-megawatt wind power systems,Nordex is benefiting from the trend for large-scale turbines. TheGeneration Gamma range comprises the N90/2500, N100/2500 and the N117/2400,which is one of the most efficient series turbines for non-coastal regions.To date, over 3,600 of these turbines have been produced. With GenerationDelta, Nordex is now offering the fourth generation of its provenmulti-megawatt platform (N100/3300, N117/3000, N131/3000 as well as theN131/3000 for the German market). Nordex has installed around 7,000turbines with an aggregate capacity of over 13,000 MW all over the world.With exports accounting for around 70 percent of its business, Nordex SEalso plays a key role in international high-growth regions. The company hasoffices and subsidiaries in more than 20 countries with more than 3,000employees worldwide.---------------------------------------------------------------------------2016-02-18 Dissemination of a Corporate News, transmitted by DGAP - aservice of EQS Group AG.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.The DGAP Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements,Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases.Media archive at and   Language:    English                                                        Company:     Nordex SE                                                                   Erich-Schlesinger-Straße 50                                                 18059 Rostock                                                               Germany                                                        Phone:       +49 381 6663 3300                                              Fax:         +49 381 6663 3339                                              E-mail:                                         Internet:                                          ISIN:        DE000A0D6554                                                   WKN:         A0D655                                                         Indices:     TecDAX                                                         Listed:      Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated                   Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover,                  Munich, Stuttgart; Terminbörse EUREX                                 End of News    DGAP News Service