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Nordex receives 30 MW order from WKN USA

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Subtitle: Twelve N100 turbines for Texas / first joint project


Hamburg (euro adhoc) - Hamburg, 19 December 2011.  Nordex USA, Inc. announced a
new order from developer WKN USA, LLC, a BayWa Group Company, for its 30 MW
Mozart Wind Farm. The 12 Nordex N100/2500 wind turbines on 80 meter towers will
be located about 60 miles northwest of Abilene, Texas, in an area that led the
country in wind energy installations over the last decade. The N100´s proven
performance record makes it an excellent fit for the site´s IEC Class IIa wind
regime.

WKN USA is well-known for its track record of developing and constructing high
quality wind farms. Based in San Diego, it became the first German developer to
successfully develop and construct a commercial size wind project in the United
States. In August 2011, BayWa AG through its wholly owned subsidiary BayWa r.e
GmbH acquired a majority stake in WKN USA. This marks the first turbine order in
the United States for BayWa, continuing its success in the European renewable
market. 

"We are very pleased to begin working with Nordex in the US. We have always
valued the quality of their turbines, their engineering expertise and their
creative solutions," commented Florian Zerhusen, Founder & CEO of WKN USA, LLC.
"We see this order as a first step in extending the success of both of our
companies in the American market."

Nordex will begin delivery of the turbines in late August 2012 and will be
responsible for their installation and commissioning. Commercial operation is
scheduled for mid-December and an Extended Service contract with a 2-year term
has been agreed. The turbines will generate enough energy to power about 9,000
homes. The nacelles will be produced at Nordex´ new plant in Jonesboro,
Arkansas. 

"We are honored that WKN has selected Nordex for the Mozart Wind Farm. They are
widely respected as an international leader in turnkey renewable energy projects
and undertook a rigorous review of our technology and our capability," said Ralf
Sigrist, President & CEO of Nordex USA, Inc. "As a growing global company, we
know it is important to solidify our existing business connections while we
continue our expansion in the Americas."

By the end of this year Nordex will have installed 447.5 MW of its 2.5 MW
turbines in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Colorado, Idaho and
Iowa and around 4.300 MW of such turbines worldwide since the year 2001.


Nordex - a profile
As a technological leader among suppliers of megawatt turbines, Nordex benefits
particularly from the global trend towards large-scale wind turbines. The
product range includes one of the largest series wind power systems in the world
(N80/2500, N90/2500, N100/2500, N117/2400) with more than 1,700 of these
turbines having been produced to date. This means that Nordex has a crucial edge
in terms of experience in operating large turbines compared to most of its
competitors in the sector. Overall, Nordex has installed a more than 4,700
turbines with a capacity in excess of 7,100 MW around the world. With exports
accounting for over 90 percent of its business, Nordex also has a strong
position in international high-growth regions. The company has offices and
subsidiaries in 19 countries. In total, the Group employs more than 2,700 people
worldwide.
         
About BayWa/WKN USA
BayWa AG  is an international trading and services Group with headquarters in
Munich and locations in 16 countries throughout Europe and the US. Founded in
1923, the BayWa Group employs more than 16,000 individuals in its three core
segments: Agriculture, Building Materials and Energy. The Group has concentrated
all of its renewable activities under BayWa r.e. and is active in the field of
wind, solar and biogas. Through its recent acquisition of WKN USA, LLC, BayWa
continues to expand into the North American market.


Further inquiry note:
Felix Losada
Tel.: +49 (0)40 300 30 1141
flosada@nordex-online.com

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