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Nordex begins production at Arkansas plant

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Plant Openings

Norderstedt (euro adhoc) - Jonesboro, 4 October 2010. Today marks the official start of production  at

@@start.t2@@Nordex´s  newly  built  wind  turbine  manufacturing  plant  in  Jonesboro,
      Arkansas. The plant´s first production crew will go to  work  this  morning
      assembling a wind turbine nacelle, which houses the engine  and  other  key
      components and sits high atop the turbine tower.

      "Two years ago, we announced our intention to make Nordex wind turbines  in
      the US, for the US," said Ralf Sigrist, President and CEO  of  Nordex  USA,
      Inc. "Today we´re putting our hands to the metal  and  doing  it.  We  hope
      Congress will do the  same,"  he  added,  "by  finally  passing  meaningful
      renewable energy legislation."

      The  first  Jonesboro  production  crew,  hired  earlier  this  year,  just
      completed a 10-week intensive training program at Nordex´s  flagship  plant
      in Rostock, Germany. Training will  continue  during  the  early  phase  of
      production, with the team´s German counterparts now taking up residence  in
      Jonesboro for several months to work alongside their new colleagues.

      "There´s no way to  do  this  without  international  exchange,"  said  Joe
      Brenner,  Vice  President  of  Production  for  Nordex.  "Wind  energy  has
      tremendous potential in the US, but it´s  about  more  than  just  creating
      green jobs. We have to transfer expertise in order to build a wind industry
      workforce. Nordex is investing in such a workforce and bringing the  needed
      skills to America."

      Nordex broke ground on its manufacturing plant last  September,  completing
      construction in July of this year. The company has hired 150  employees  in
      the US to date, including 42 in Jonesboro, and has plans to  employ  up  to
      1000 nationally over four to five years. About  80%  of  the  workforce  in
      Jonesboro are locals. Construction on  a  second  facility  for  assembling
      rotor blades is also planned for the future.

      Press information
      Nordex will hold a Grand Opening ceremony celebrating the completion of the
      plant and the start of production on Friday,  October  29.  The  public  is
      invited to an Open House at 4:00 pm, when progress on the work begun  today
      will be on display. For further details, please check  the  Nordex  website
      closer to the date at

      For downloadable images, please visit the webpage for this press release on
      the Nordex website at

      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/N90/N100, 2,500 kW)  with  more  1,300  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
      4,200 turbines with a capacity in excess of 6,000 MW around the world. With
      exports accounting for over 95 percent of its business, Nordex also  has  a
      strong position in  international  high-growth  regions.  The  company  has
      offices and subsidiaries in 18 countries. In total, the Group employs  more
      than 2,400 people worldwide.@@end@@


US press contact:
      CNC - Communications & Network Consulting (US) Inc.
      Felice Ahn
      Phone: +1 (212) 207-3182, Mobile: +1 (917) 916-6468

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