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Nordex unveiling the N131/3300 - the turbine tailor-made for light-wind German regions

2015-09-14 08:16:10
DGAP-News: Nordex SE / Key word(s): Product Launch

2015-09-14 / 08:16

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Hamburg/Husum, 14 September 2015. In a fitting move for "Husum Wind", the
wind industry exhibition taking place on 15 - 18 September 2015, which is
focusing solely on the core German market for the first time, Nordex SE
will be presenting the light-wind N131/3300 turbine, which it has developed
specifically for the German market.

The N131/3300 is a new version of the N131/3000 from the Generation Delta
range. With a rotor diameter of 131 metres and nominal output ten percent
higher than that of the N131/3000, it can boost yields by between four and
six percent depending on the location. With the N131/3300, Nordex is thus
completing the next systematic step towards its own goal of additionally
reducing the cost of energy achieved by its turbines. At the same time, it
is an appropriate recipe for further growth in Germany.

What is more, larger hub heights permit additional yield gains: The
N131/3300 will be available on a hybrid tower with a hub height of 134
metres or 164 metres. Type testing for the N131/3300 is expected to be
completed by the end of 2015 for the 134-metre hub height and by mid-2016
for the 164-metre hub height.

The N131/3300 has a guaranteed noise emission level of a low 104.5 dB(A) -
even in yield-optimised operations without the use of any acoustic
assistance. The light-wind N131/3000 turbine, which has an identical design
to the N131/3300, is currently undergoing field testing. Preliminary
results of sound emission testing confirm the forecast figures: at 103.1 dB
(A), the turbine even remains below the guaranteed maximum level of 104.5
dB (A). These results also apply to the N131/3300, thus making it
attractive for locations for which the approval procedure entails
heightened sound level requirements.

Series production of the N131/3300 with a hub height of 134 metres will be
commencing from mid-2016, with the taller version to go into production
towards the end of the year. This means that the N131/3300 can already be
included in applications for permits for 2016.

With its platform structure and identical guaranteed sound level, the
conversion of existing applications from the N131/3000 to the N131/3300
will be particularly straightforward. The advantage for customers is that
the tendering process will be governed by EEG 3.0 (New German Renewable
Energy Sources Act) from 2017. All turbines which are approved under the
German Federal Emission Protection Act before the end of 2016 must be
assembled by the end of 2018 and will then be subject to the feed-in
tariffs provided for in the 2014 Renewable Energies Act.

Internationally, the N131/3000 currently remains the right turbine for
light-wind regions as most international locations make greater demands due
to the wind and climatic conditions.

About Nordex
As one of the technological leaders in multi-megawatt wind power systems,
Nordex is benefiting from the trend in favour of large-scale turbines. The
Generation Gamma range comprises the N90/2500, N100/2500 and the N117/2400,
which is one of the most efficient series turbines for non-coastal regions.
To date, over 4,000 of these turbines have been produced. With Generation
Delta, Nordex is now offering the fourth generation of its proven
multi-megawatt platform (N100/3300, N117/3000, N131/3000, N131/3300).
Nordex, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, has installed
more than 6,000 turbines with an aggregate capacity of over 10,000 MW all
around the world. With exports accounting for around 70 percent of its
business, Nordex SE also plays a key role in international high-growth
regions. The Company has offices and subsidiaries in 22 countries around
the world The Group currently has around 3,000 employees around the world.



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Language:    English                                                     
Company:     Nordex SE                                                   
             Erich-Schlesinger-Straße 50                                 
             18059 Rostock                                               
             Germany                                                     
Phone:       +49 381 6663 3300                                           
Fax:         +49 381 6663 3339                                           
E-mail:      info@nordex-online.com                                      
Internet:    www.nordex-online.com                                       
ISIN:        DE000A0D6554                                                
WKN:         A0D655                                                      
Indices:     TecDAX                                                      
Listed:      Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated   
             Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover,  
             Munich, Stuttgart                                           
 
 
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