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15.12.2010 – 15:43

Nordex SE

EANS-News: Nordex SE
Nordex USA wins 41 MW order for Iowa wind farm

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Hamburg (euro adhoc) - Hamburg, 15 December 2010. Nordex USA announced today an order with wind

farm developer RPM Access for a 41 Megawatt wind farm  in  Delaware  County
    Iowa, just weeks after finalizing a 75 Megawatt order with  EverPower  Wind
    Holdings. Nordex´ new  manufacturing  plant  in  Jonesboro,  Arkansas  will
    produce the turbines. The  contract  includes  a  10-year  premium  service
    contract, as well as the delivery, installation, commissioning and  testing
    of 17 Nordex N100 turbines.

    The Elk Wind Farm is Nordex´ first project with RPM Access, and  represents
    the second order Nordex has received since dedicating its plant in October.
    The project strengthens a growing local  workforce  in  Arkansas  that  has
    reached over 70 new hires already, with the potential of increasing to  700
    over the next four years, in accordance with the market.

    "RPM Access is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable developers  in
    the Midwest," said Ralf Sigrist, President and CEO of Nordex USA.  "And  as
    Nordex is also a pioneer in wind, working together was a  real  meeting  of
    minds. We share the same passions - building new  energy  sources  for  the
    future, bringing cost predictability to a volatile electricity  market  and
    using the best technology available to achieve these goals."

    Elk Wind is a construction-ready project slated for completion  in  October
    2011. RPM Access will own and operate the wind farm, and Central Iowa Power
    Cooperative will purchase the power via a 20-year power purchase agreement.
    Based in West Des Moines, RPM Access has initiated the development  of  six
    operating wind projects in Iowa, representing 370 Megawatts, over the  past
    10 years and has a robust project pipeline.
    "The Nordex model N100 is a near perfect match for the wind regime found at
    the Elk Wind site in North East Iowa," said Stephen  Dryden,  Principle  of
    RPM  Access.  "In  our  diligence,  we  found  Nordex´  global  record  for
    reliability, efficiency and service to be a key  selling  point  that  will
    help us maximize power output. We are also extremely happy to  be  sourcing
    American-made turbines that support American jobs, as well as to bring more
    green energy to the Midwest."

    Iowa is the second largest generator of wind energy in  the  US,  producing
    nearly  20%  of  its  electricity  from  wind  with  over  3,500  Megawatts
    installed. Iowa has been able to significantly reorder its energy portfolio
    by way of forward-thinking public policies, including  a  requirement  that
    utilities  offer  the  opportunity  to  purchase  green  energy  to   their

    Nordex has both completed and  planned  installations  in  several  states,
    including Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Maryland,  Colorado  and  now
    Iowa. Currently, Nordex´ largest  US  order  to  date  -  150  Megawatts/60
    turbines - is being installed at BP Wind Energy´s Cedar Creek wind farm  in

    Nordex - a profile
    As a technological leader among  suppliers  of  megawatt  turbines,  Nordex
    benefits particularly  from  the  global  trend  towards  large-scale  wind
    turbines. The product range includes one of the largest series  wind  power
    systems in the world (N80/N90/N100, 2,500 kW)  with  more  1,300  of  these
    turbines having been produced to date. This means that Nordex has a crucial
    edge in terms of experience in operating large turbines compared to most of
    its competitors in the sector. Overall, Nordex has installed  a  more  than
    4,200 turbines with a capacity in excess of 6,000 MW around the world. With
    exports accounting for over 95 percent of its business, Nordex also  has  a
    strong position in  international  high-growth  regions.  The  company  has
    offices and subsidiaries in 18 countries. In total, the Group employs  more
    than 2,400 people worldwide.

    US press contact:
        CNC - Communications & Network Consulting (US) Inc.
    Felice Ahn
        Phone: +1 (212) 207-3182, Mobile: +1 (917) 916-6468

    European press contact:
         Nordex SE
         Ralf Peters
         Head of Corporate Communications
         Phone: + 49 (0) 40 / 300 30 - 1000, Fax:  - 1333 
end of announcement                               euro adhoc

Further inquiry note:

Ansprechpartner für Rückfragen:
Nordex SE
Ralf Peters
Telefon: 040 / 300 30 - 1000, Telefax: - 1333

Branche: Alternative energy
ISIN: DE000A0D6554
WKN: A0D655
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