Nordex advances Poland project

Germany’s Nordex said the initial stage of the 37.5MW Orla wind farm – the first fruit of its own development pipeline in Poland – could enter service by the end of the year.

The manufacturer is preparing to ship nine cold-climate versions of its N100/2500 machines to the project in eastern Poland.

Those turbines could be operating by December, said Nordex. Orla is owned by project company C&C Wind, which is backed by private-equity investors and a power producer.

The bulk of the project finance is coming from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Nordex has been working on Orla since 2008. Board member Lars Bondo Krogsgaard said: “This is going to be the first realisation from our pipeline of own developed projects in Poland. It is a good illustration of how Nordex can provide more value to the market with quality projects.”