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Nordex Group receives orders for 369 MW from Colombia
© Nordex SEHamburg (renewablepress) - The Nordex Group wins orders in Colombia: Celsia Colombia S.A., an electricity producer and distributor, has ordered 63 N155 turbines with a total of 369 MW for three projects. The orders also include a Premium Service contract for maintenance of the turbines for a period of five years with an option to extend by a further five years.
The Acacia II and Camelias wind farms will be built in the Guajira region, and the Carreto project in Atlantico, all of them in the north of Colombia. Two N155/4.8 turbines are to be used in the Carreto wind farm, 16 N155/5.X in Acacia II and 45 N155/5.X machines in Camelias.
Installation is due to commence as of spring 2023. The 63 turbines will be installed on concrete towers with a hub height of 120 metres, which will be manufactured locally by the Nordex Group.
Patxi Landa, CSO of the Nordex Group: “In the last years, Colombia has been developing to a new key country in Latin America for the Nordex Group. We will now work closely with Celsia to help them to achieve their goals at their first wind energy project in Colombia.”
When the wind farms are completed in 2023 the Nordex Group will be able to boast installed capacity in Colombia totalling 594 MW. In 2020 the Nordex Group 2020 received a 205 MW order for the supply and installation of 41 N149/4.X turbines.
Marcos Cardaci, VP Region Latin America of the Nordex Group: “We thank Celsia for the trust placed in Nordex and our technology and we trust in the great future of the Colombian market”.
In Colombia 70% of electricity comes from hydroelectric power and 29% from fossil-fuelled power plants. In order to meet the increasing demand for electricity in the country and to reduce the risk of outages - also caused by periods of drought - the Colombian government plans to diversify the energy mix by the increasing the use of wind power.
Celsia S.A. E.S.P. - a profile
Celsia is an energy company belonging to the Argos Group and operates an extensive network for the generation of renewable energy with a total capacity of approx. 1.4 GW. Celsia provides energy for more than 1.2 million consumers and offers a complete portfolio with clean energy solutions for businesses and households. The company has presence in Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica and Honduras.
The Nordex Group - a profile
The Group has installed more than 39 GW of wind energy capacity in over 40 markets and in 2021 generated revenues of EUR 5.4 billion. The company currently employs a workforce of approx. 8,600. The joint manufacturing capacity includes factories in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the United States, India and Mexico. The product portfolio is focused on onshore turbines in the 4 to 6.X MW class, which are tailor-made for the market requirements of countries with limited space and regions with limited grid capacity.
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About Nordex SE
The development, manufacture, project management and servicing of wind turbines in the onshore segment has been the core competence and passion of the Nordex Group and its more than 7,900 employees worldwide since 1985. As one of the world's largest wind turbine manufacturers, the Nordex Group offers high-yield, cost-efficient wind turbines under the Acciona Windpower and Nordex brands that enable long-term and economical power generation from wind energy in all geographical and climatic conditions.
The focus is on turbines in the 3 to 5MW+ class, and the Group’s comprehensive product portfolio offers individual solutions for both markets with limited space and regions with limited grid capacities. With more than 29 GW of installed capacity worldwide, Nordex Group systems deliver sustainable energy throughout more than 80 per cent of the world’s energy market (excluding China).
Nordex SE is listed on the TecDAX of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The management holding company is headquartered in Rostock, while the executive board and administrative offices are based in Hamburg. At production facilities in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the US, and India, the Nordex Group produces its own nacelles, rotor blades and concrete towers. The Group also maintains offices and branches in more than 25 countries.