The Nordex Group has started the construction of a factory for the production of concrete towers for its turbines on a 12-hectare site located in Castilla-La Mancha, Spain.
After completion in August, Nordex will be providing jobs for about 300 workers while creating an additional 200 jobs with suppliers of local components.
“We are pleased to be setting up a further industrial nucleus in Motilla del Palancar with our tower-manufacturing facility. This plant will also mean additional employment opportunities in Castilla-La Mancha as a business centre. All in all several hundred people will be employed at the site. But the new factory will also give a sign¡ficant boost to the upstream and downstream sectors. In addition to creating jobs, with our turbine technology we are able to efficiently ensure the success of our customers’ wind energy projects and so make our contribution to a long-term clean and sustainable energy supply.”José Luis Blanco, CEO of the Nordex Group.
The new factory is mobile based and is always close to wind farms. The Group will in future supply Nordex wind farms under construction in the area with the factory in Motilla del Palancar, thus shortening transportation routes and times and thereby reducing logistics costs.
The 20-meter long, convex segments for two 120-meter towers can be produced in the plant each week, to be assembled on site at the wind farms when the wind turbines are installed.