German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex Group saw its turbine orders decline 28% year-on-year decline during third-quarter 2020, Kallanish Energy reports.
Figures published by the company on Wednesday show that Nordex received orders for 271 turbines, totalling 1,228 megawatts (MW) of capacity. In Q3 2019, the company bagged orders totalling 1,700 MW.
The Delta4000-series turbines, with an output range of four to five MW, accounted for 86% if orders during the period.
Just under one-third of Nordex’s turbine orders during the period were from Europe – mostly from the UK, the Netherlands, Germany and France. The U.S. accounted for half of turbine orders during the quarter, which Nordex states was driven by two major projects, while the remaining 19% of orders were from Latin America, relating to projects in Brazil and Colombia.
“Despite individual delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, demand remains strong – including the outlook for the rest of the year,” said Patxi Landa, chief sales officer of the Nordex Group.
Wind-generated electricity is set to increase in post-pandemic circumstances, according to the World Energy Outlook 2020 report published by the International Energy Agency on Tuesday. Under two potential recovery trajectories from Covid-19, the IEA forecasts that electricity generated from wind power could rise to 4,019 terrawatts (TWh) by 2040, or even as high as 7,257 TWh during the same timeframe.
Wind power generation currently stands at around 1,391 TWh, according to the IEA.
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