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Nordex to Build Factory for Concrete Towers in Spain

Hamburg, Germany - The wind turbine manufacturer Nordex is continuing its strategy of flexible local production of concrete towers for wind turbines. In Spain, construction has now commenced on a further concrete tower production facility. Nordex already produces concrete towers for wind turbines at eleven locations around the world.

In Motilla del Palancar, in the province of Cuenca, Nordex is commencing construction work on a 12 hectare site for a factory for the production of concrete towers. Folloing completion in August 2020, the Nordex Group will offer jobs for around 300 employees while creating a further 200 jobs with local component suppliers, Nordex announced. In addition to creating local jobs, Nordex will be able to implement the wind farm projects cost-efficiently for its customers, "thus contributing to a long-term clean and sustainable energy supply," says José Luis Blanco, CEO of the Nordex Group.

Like the eleven plants for tower manufacture established by the Nordex Group around the world, the new factory is also based on a mobile concept and is always close to wind farms. With the factory in Motilla del Palancar in future the Group will supply Nordex wind farms under construction in the region, thus shortening transport routes and times and thereby reducing logistics costs. Every week the 20-metre long, convex segments for two 120-metre towers can be manufactured in the plant, to be assembled on site at the wind farms when the wind turbines are installed.

Nordex can look back on 14 years of experience and well over 1,000 concrete towers produced worldwide. Today, the Nordex Group offers its AW3000 turbines with hub heights of 80, 100, 120 and 140 meters as well as the Delta4000 series with 120 meter hub heights also with concrete towers.

Source: IWR Online, 02 Jul 2020