Nordex Q2 turbine orders hit 1.5GW

Manufacturer’s intake for projects reaches 2781MW H1 2021 compared to 2531MW in H1 2020 [Image: Nordex]

Nordex has closed the second quarter of 2021 with an order intake of 1534MW, compared with 888MW in the same quarter in 2020.

The intake of firm orders in the manufacturer’s projects segment, excluding the service business, reached a volume of 2781.6MW in the first half of 2021, compared with 2531.9MW in the first half of 2020.

From April to June 2021, customers ordered a total of 297 wind turbines for projects in nine countries.
Europe accounted for about 54% of the order intake in the second quarter and Latin America about 46%.

The strongest individual markets in Europe were Finland, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain, with regard to Latin America two high-volume orders came from Brazil.

On the product side, new business in the second quarter again largely focussed on the various turbine types of the Delta4000 series with around 89% of the total order intake (in MW), Nordex said.

In the first half of 2021, the share was around 82% overall, compared with 79% in the first half of last year.

With 170 turbines and a total output of 969MW, more than 63% of the firm new orders are accounted for by the latest N163/5.X turbine model of the Delta4000 series alone. For major projects in Brazil and Finland with a total of 958MW, customers have ordered this turbine variant with its 163-metre rotor diameter and more than 5MW of installed nominal capacity.

Nordex chief executive Jose Luis Blanco (pictured) said: “The further increase in the share of our Delta4000 series in order intake reflects the strong demand for high-efficient turbines in the 4MW-plus and 5MW-plus segments worldwide.

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“With the existing highly flexible six turbine variants of this platform, the Nordex Group is very well positioned to continue to benefit from this global trend.

“The currently ongoing rights issue of around €585m and new guarantee facilities by €171m further strengthens this position.”

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