Nordex gets 40MW US wind order

German wind turbine maker Nordex has received an order to supply 16 of its N100 2.5MW machines to Exelon Wind for the Four Mile Ridge project in Maryland, a Nordex spokesman confirmed to Recharge.

The 40MW wind farm after a testing period will enter operation by the end of 2014, he said.

Exelon Wind is a division of US utility Exelon Power.

After a lull related to the ups and downs in the US wind industry due to Production Tax Credit uncertainties, Nordex's US orders have picked up again.

In December, the German company said developer Wind Works Power had named it as turbine supplier to its up-to-150MW Thunder Spirit project in North Dakota.

After closing production facilities in the US and China, Nordex has concentrated manufacturing in Rostock, northern Germany.

The company’s chief customer officer Lars Bondo Krogsgaard told Recharge in March that the savings from consolidating production there are higher than costs arising from moving materials to other parts of the world.