wind industry, Nordex USA, Inc. announced completion of the largest
project ever undertaken by Nordex Group. The 60 N90/2500 wind turbines
at Cedar Creek 2 are commissioned. The logistical challenges of
preparing and delivering a project of this size are significant. If
the blades and towers for the project were placed end-to-end, they
would stretch for 8 miles (13 km).
The wind farm, 20 miles north of New Raymer in Weld County in
northeastern Colorado, is jointly owned by BP Wind Energy and Sempra
Generation. The power produced by this 150 MW project, enough to
supply 45,000 American homes, has been purchased by Public Service
Company of Colorado, an Xcel Energy company, under a 25-year
"We are pleased that BP chose Nordex turbines for Cedar Creek 2, one
of the largest projects in Colorado. Our relationship with BP dates
back to 2002 when Nordex first supplied turbines to one of their
refinery sites in the Netherlands," commented Ralf Sigrist, President
and CEO of Nordex USA, Inc. "As a growing global company it is
important for Nordex to build on its connections with existing
customers to continue our expansion in America."
The site's strong wind resource made it a perfect location for Nordex'
high-yielding N90/2500 wind turbine with 80 m tower height. Recognized
for its reliability, the machine is a stalwart in the company's
multi-megawatt Gamma generation – a proven product line with 11 years
of operating history and more than 1,500 turbines on the grid.
Nordex was responsible for the turbine supply and commissioning and
will continue to provide service and maintenance under a 5-year
contract. The mile-high altitude required some special adaptations,
including increasing the turbines' heat exchanging capacity.
Nordex has both completed and current American installations totaling
500 MW in several states, including Minnesota, Pennsylvania,
Wisconsin, Maryland, Iowa, and Idaho.