Nordex maintains local share
Company’s new capacity in Germany grew by 11% in the first half of 2017
Nordex has maintained a share of about 17% in the German wind market in the first half of 2017, growing new capacity by about 11%.
It said the average nominal capacity per new installed turbine is now 2.9MW.
Nordex’s said its capacity growth was in line with onshore increases in Germany asa whole in the first half of 2017, which was also up 11% on last year at 2281MW.
Nordex chief sales officer Patxi Landa said: “This is a positive sign that proves that our current range is competitive in the hotly contested market.
“What is more, we are about to launch a far more efficient wind power system, which we are confident will attract strong demand in the foreseeable future.”
However, the company expressed concern about the onshore tendering process in Germany, which saw 95% of projects in the first auction awarded to community wind farms that do not require permits under the German Federal Emission Control Act.
Landa said: “The ability to take part in tendering without a construction permit is a design error which must be eliminated permanently to avert any risk to the German wind power industry.”
The government has only made the necessary adjustments for the first two rounds in 2018, Nordex added.