Nordex Q2 wind turbine orders double on strong US demand

German-Spanish OEM bags 2GW in orders during the quarter as Delta4000 series shows ‘global appeal’

Wind turbine orders at the Nordex Group almost doubled in the second quarter amid very strong demand from the US.

The German-Spanish manufacturer said that customers ordered 2.003GW during the quarter, compared to 1.09GW in the year-earlier period.

That brings the OEM’s turbine orders during the first six months of this year to 3.04GW, up from 2.1GW in the first half of 2018.

"The Delta4000 series [of 4MW-plus turbines] is increasingly demonstrating its global appeal," Nordex chief sales officer Patxi Landa said.

“After winning significant orders in Europe, Australia and Latin America for the N149/4.0-4.5 turbine, we have now been able to break into the US market with this model."

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US developers amid the phase-out of the production tax credit (PTC) are following their European peers with a delay and are increasingly opting for larger machines in the 4MW-plus category – even in areas that are not land-constrained, such as Texas.

Europe nevertheless still accounted for 37% of Nordex’s orders in the first half of 2019, North America also for 37% and Latin America for 21%. Australia (part of the OEM’s "rest of the world" region) contributed 5%.

Projects not reported individually are mainly located in Brazil, the US, Finland, Germany, Turkey and Ireland.

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