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The Nordex Group continues to receive a large number of orders from Europe as well as North and South America in the Q4 2019. The company received 1.5GW of orders in Q4 2019, and Delta 4000 series makes up for 44 per cent of the total orders received during the year.
The Nordex Group continues to receive a large number of orders from Europe as well as North and South America in the Q4 2019, with customers ordering 359 wind turbines generating a combined nominal output of 1,477 MW during this period vis-a-vis in comparison to Q4 2018 at 1,679 MW.
Overall, the Nordex Group received orders to deliver 1,616 wind turbines with a total output of 6,207 MW in 2019, representing a 31 percent increase on the previous year in 2018 at 4,754 MW.
In the fourth quarter of 2019, the majority of this volume (57 per cent) can be attributed to turbines in the Delta 4000 series. This latest generation of turbines already make up 44 per cent of all orders for the full year. Unveiled only in March 2019, the five-megawatt turbine in this series – the N149/5.X– was used for the first time in the 286-MW Åndberg project in Sweden.
The orders received between October and December 2019 primarily came from Europe (70 percent), as well as Latin America (20 percent) and North America (10 percent). The Nordex Group received further orders from Chile (67 MW) and the USA (154 MW) in addition to the incoming orders already announced.
José Luis Blanco, CEO of the Nordex Group: “Demand for our wind turbines is very strong around the world. With our new Delta4000 turbines we are enabling profitable projects in all relevant markets. Series production in Rostock, which started in March 2019, has already been supplemented by production at the Spanish plant in La Vall d’Uixó since December.”
Order Intake in FY2019
The Nordex Group’s performance on the European market has been highly dynamic over the past year, with around 3,161 MW (2018: 2,145 MW) or around 51 percent of the order volume attributable to this region. In particular, high demand from Turkey, Spain, the Netherlands and the market entry in the Ukraine compensated for the continued weakness of the German market.
The US market (North America region) performed similarly well, making a contribution of 1,767 MW (2018: 721 MW) or more than 28 percent to the total order volume. Around 18 percent or 1,122 MW (2018: 1,190 MW) of orders came from Latin America.
The Nordex Group received an additional order from Australia, which means that 158 MW (2018: 699 MW) or 3 percent of orders were attributable to the rest of the World.