The Nordex Group has obtained a large order to supply and install N149/4.0-4.5 turbines in the 4.8 MW operating mode for the 312 MW Gecama wind farm in Spain.
The consumer is Enlight Renewable Energy from Israel.
Gecama is the company’s first project in Spain, which operates in Israel and Europe, and the first joint project with Nordex . The order also contains a contract for Premium Service covering a 20 year period.
The Gecama project is being built in the Castilla-La Mancha area near the city of Cuenca. Nordex will install the Delta4000 turbines with a hub height of 120 meters on concrete towers that the company will manufacture on its own at its new Spanish factory in Motilla del Palancar, Castilla-La Mancha, which will begin operations in August 2020.
In addition to the tubular steel and hybrid towers, Nordex has been using its own concrete-only towers since 2006. Using this variant tower, Nordex has installed more than 1.000 turbines worldwide to date.
Nordex will also produce the nacelles and rotor blades. Overall, Gecama will be the largest wind farm in Spain to date, with the generated electricity being sold at market price.
“We are pleased that our technology is able to make a major contribution to the expansion of wind energy in Spain with another project. We are happy to support Enlight with its first wind project in this country and are delighted that Israel’s largest wind farm developer and operator has opted for the turbines from the Delta4000 series. In addition to the low cost of energy and high yields, the N149/4.0-4.5 is particularly suitable for the local wind conditions.”Patxi Landa, CSO of the Nordex Group.
“We are thrilled to have Nordex Group as our supplier at “Gecama” wind farm. Nordex Group is one of the most successful and recognized companies with high capabilities to fit our needs at the fast growing European market. “Gecama” project, the largest wind farm in Spain, will provide clean energy to 260,000 households and prevent emissions of 150,000 tons of CO2 per year. This project is another achievement for us in our long journey.”Gilad Yavetz, chief executive officer of Enlight Renewable Energy.