The Nordex Group, global manufacturer of the Multi-MW class wind turbines and the UWEA Member Company, signed the agreement with Eksim Holding of Istanbul for the supply of wind turbines for the Scole WPP. This wind farm with a total capacity of 67.2 MW, will be built near the city of Skole, Lviv region. The Scole WPP will comprise 14 N149/4.X wind turbines of the Nordex Group. The Skole project will be Eksim’s first wind park investment outside of Turkey. Eksim is now operating eight wind farms with 451 MW total capacity in Turkey, and all of them are built with Nordex turbines. With the Skole Project, Eksim and Nordex carried their business collaboration to Ukraine.
Installation of the turbines is scheduled to start in March 2022. The fourteen turbines will then feed clean electricity into the Ukrainian grid as of in the third quarter of 2022 at full capacity. The Nordex Group will supply the turbines in the cold-climate version in order to ensure a high level of availability in the cold season as well.
“We are pleased to be able to make a significant contribution to the expansion of wind energy in Ukraine with yet another project,” says Patxi Landa, CSO of the Nordex Group. “We are happy to support Eksim with their first wind project in this country. Today we have capacities of 322 MW in Ukraine connected to the grid.”
Andriy Konechenkov, Chairman of the UWEA Board: “We sincerely congratulate the Nordex Group, one of the leading global wind turbine manufacturers which share in the Ukrainian wind power market is 16%, on the new wind power project in Ukraine. We welcome Eksim Holding of Istanbul in Ukraine! I’m glad that Ukrainian wind power sector is increasingly expanding its partnership with Turkey. We hope that this positive tendency will be sustained and further speeded up”.
The Nordex Group has installed more than 35 GW of wind energy capacity in over 40 markets and in 2020 generated revenues of EUR 4.6 billion. The company currently employs a workforce of approx. 8,500. The joint manufacturing capacity includes factories in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the United States, India and Mexico. The product portfolio is focused on onshore turbines in the 4 to 6.X MW class, which are tailor-made for the market requirements of countries with limited space and regions with limited grid capacity.