Wind turbine manufacturer Nordex has won a 156MW order for a wind project in Chile’s Los Lagos region, continuing an order spree in Latin America.
The OEM will supply 33 of its N149/4.0-4.5MW machines to the project 30kms north of the city of Puerto Varas. The turbines will be installed on 145 meter tubular steel towers.
Completion of the wind farm is seen next year, when it is slated to supply 180,000 homes with clean power. The order comes with a 15-year service agreement.
Last year, 18% of the manufacturer’s orders came from Latin America, or 1.12GW. During the fourth quarter of 2019, the region even accounted for 20% of Nordex’s orders.
The majority of orders in the fourth quarter (57%) was attributable to turbines form the Delta4000 series of machines in the 4 and 5MW range.