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Nordex to install thirteen N100/2500 turbines in Suckow, Mecklenburg

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Hamburg (euro adhoc) - Hamburg, 6 November 2012. Nordex has been awarded a
contract to install the Suckow wind farm. Located in the shire of
Ludwigslust-Parchim in the German state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, the wind
farm will comprise thirteen N100/2500 turbines with a combined output of 32.5
MW. The project has been planned by Loscon Engineering GmbH. The operator and
final customer is SüdWestStrom Windpark Suckow GmbH (SüdWestStrom), a
cooperative based in Tübingen owned by various German municipal utilities. The
wind farm has a total of six private investors, a private cooperative and ten
municipal utilities including Südwestdeutsche Stromhandels GmbH, which initially
bought the project before transferring it to the participating municipal
utilities and the private investors.

Nordex will be installing the first few turbines by the end of 2012, with the
entire wind farm scheduled for completion in spring 2013. With a rotor sweep of
7,854 square metres, the N100/2500 turbines will generate high yields at the
site even in low to moderate wind speeds. As a result, they will be able to
produce 64 million kilowatt/hours of clean energy per year, sufficient to supply
16,000 homes. Compared with a lignite-fueled power station, the wind farm will
be able to reduce annual carbon dioxide emissions by around 64,000 tons. It will
be connected to the grid via a transformer station, which is already under
construction. 

Südwestdeutsche Stromhandels GmbH is aiming to provide municipal utilities with
an opportunity for investing in efficient power stations by means of projects
such as the Suckow wind farm. "We explored many different options. However, we
ultimately found the most attractive project for our municipal utilities in
Suckow," says Bettina Morlok, managing director of SüdWestStrom. 

Suckow is SüdWestStrom's first onshore wind farm. By investing in the project
swiftly and on favourable terms, the participating municipal utilities are
making a contribution to furthering Germany's new energy policy. Says Morlok:
"Mid-size utilities in particular can invest small amounts in large projects via
our cooperative model without having to shoulder the development risks. The
commitment shown by the municipal utilities and citizens to the Suckow project
shows that the municipal utilities will be playing an increasingly important
role in the adoption of new methods of producing electricity in Germany."

The Suckow region will also be benefiting from the wind farm. The owners of the
land, who include private individuals as well as the municipality itself, will
be receiving an attractive rent from SüdWestStrom based on an area model. Under
this model, all land owners in the eligible region will receive remuneration
even if no wind turbines are built directly on their particular land. The income
generated will allow the municipality to finance important investments in the
future.

Südwestdeutsche Stromhandels GmbH
Südwestdeutsche Stromhandels GmbH is a cooperative operated by German municipal
utilities. Established in 1999, it has set itself the goal of strengthening
municipal utilities' competitive position, harnessing synergistic effects and
thus utilising joint opportunities. Today 56 municipal utilities are
shareholders of Südwestdeutsche Stromhandels GmbH. Around 65 employees are based
at its head office in Tübingen. Separate entities are established for
investments in wind farm projects, which Südwestdeutsche Stromhandels GmbH
oversees and for which it assumes the risk until a certain phase is reached.
This also forms the basis on which SüdWestStrom Windpark Suckow GmbH & Co. KG
has been established. 

About Nordex
As one of the technological leaders in multi-megawatt wind power systems, Nordex
is benefiting from the trend in favour of large-scale turbines. The range
comprises one of the world's largest series-produced wind power systems
(N90/2500, N100/2500, N117/2400). To date, over 1,700 turbines of this type have
been installed around the world. This experience with multi-megawatt turbines
gives Nordex a decisive lead over most of its competitors. Nordex has installed
a total of around 4,700 turbines with an aggregate capacity of more than 7,100
MW all around the world. With exports accounting for more than 90 percent of its
business, Nordex SE plays a key role in international high-growth regions. The
Company has offices and subsidiaries in 19 countries around the world with a
total global headcount of over 2,600 employees.


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

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