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."

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.