18 March 2017 2017 10:24 AM GMT

Nordex Achieves Leadership And 25% Market Share In Turkey

In 2016 Nordex consolidated its position as market leader in Turkey. With some 350 megawatts, the manufacturer accounted for a good 25 percent of the capacity installed in 2016. This means that Nordex remains the frontrunner in the market as a whole: with 1.5 GW the company has set up around one-quarter of the total installed capacity in Turkey amounting to 6.1 GW.

In 2016 the Sales division rounded off the good installation figures in Turkey with a strong result in terms of new business. With order receipts of EUR 220 million, Nordex followed up on its successes from the previous years. The company is also the leader with regard to wind farms currently under construction: according to the Turkish Wind Energy Association (TWEA), Nordex accounts for 298 MW of the approx. 860 MW currently being installed, equating to a share of 34 percent.

“Thanks to our early market entry in Turkey we have established strong relationships with our customers and are now linked with the leading players. Our partners appreciate our decades of experience as an international manufacturer,” says Ibrahim Oezarslan, Nordex CEO Turkey & Middle East.

The Group has installed more than 21 GW of wind energy capacity in over 25 markets and in 2016 generated revenues of EUR 3.4 billion. The company currently employs a workforce of approx. 5,000. The joint manufacturing capacity includes factories in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the United States and India. The product portfolio is focused on onshore turbines in the 1.5 to 3.6 MW class, which are tailor-made for the market requirements in developed and emerging markets.

With the completed merger of Nordex and Acciona Windpower, the joint company now has more than 30 years of experience in the harnessing of wind energy. It combines this experience in designing, constructing and operating wind turbines, delivering more than 18 GW of sustainable energy worldwide. Few technologies have made so much progress in recent years, as the use of wind energy, and Nordex is one of the pioneers of this development. Since 1985, it has set standards with the development for readiness for series production of ever larger and thus more economical turbines.

Image: Courtesy of Nordex SE.

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