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Nordex receives order to replace turbines at Spanish wind farm

German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex has secured an order in Spain to replace 90 older wind turbines with 12 new turbines at Acciona Energia’s oldest wind farm in Spain.

As per the order, Nordex will replace wind turbines at the 30MW El Cabrito wind farm with 12 of N100/3000 turbines and four AW70/1500 turbines.

The wind farm was originally built 25 years ago and was one of the first projects of its time. Originally, the wind farm consisted of 90 of 330kW turbines. After twenty five years, the turbines are now showing their age. 

According to the company, the twelve new turbines will generate an increased energy yield despite having the same nominal capacity.

Nordex chief sales officer Patxi Landa said: ‘El Cabrito’ is situated on a mountain range near Tarifa in southern Spain where high wind speeds prevail. Acciona Energía will handle the dismantling of the older wind systems.

“This project is something of an ideal constellation for us, as with it, we can demonstrate that wind power has gained substantially in efficiency and show that this kind of projects makes good ecological and economic sense.”

In November, Nordex received an order from Nuon, a subsidiary of Swedish energy giant Vattenfall to supply turbines for 180MW wind project in the Netherlands. 

As per the order, Nordex will supply 50 of its N117/3600 turbines for the Wieringermeer project. The wind farm project 60km north of Amsterdam, where wind blows at an average speed of 8.6m/s.