Wind turbine manufacturer Nordex Group recorded an order intake of 1.035GW in the first three months of the year, helped by strong demand in Latin America and its European home market.

That compares to orders of 1GW in the first quarter of 2018.

"We continue to see strong demand for our wind turbines,” chief executive José Luis Blanco said.

“Particular interest is being triggered by the Delta4000 series, which we managed to sell for the first time outside Europe, specifically in Australia and Argentina, in the first quarter."

Nordex last year posted a net loss , but has said it expects its well-filled order book to will lead to a recovery in sales in the second half of this year.

The Delta4000 series of 4 and 5MW turbine models accounted for more than 35% of all turbines ordered.

In addition to the major projects previously announced and other smaller and medium-sized projects, particularly in Germany and France, the German-Spanish OEM said it received an order from a regular customer at the end of March for the supply of a 198MW wind farm in Latin America.

Europe accounted for 41% of the total order volume in the first quarter, Latin America for 44% and Australia (rest of world region) for 15%.