29 October 2002 – UK-based Powergen Renewables Limited, a 50/50 joint venture of Powergen Plc and Abbot Group Plc has awarded Nordex Energy a/s (Brande, Denmark) a major equipment supply contract to construct a 31 MW onshore windfarm in the Bowbeat Township near Edinburgh, Scotland.
The Bowbeat windfarm will consist of 24 (Nordex N60) 1.3 MW wind turbine/generator sets. Each unit will consist of a 196 foot diameter rotor blade, 3-stage combined gearbox, stall regulation system, asynchronous 6/4 pole/liquid cooled generator, remote field controller (RFC) system, and a 278 foot tubular conical steel tower. Site preparation commenced in early 2002, and the first unit constructed began to produce electricity for the grid in late May 2002. Project completion and full commercial operation are scheduled for the first quarter of 2004.
Powergen Renewables owns and operates fourteen windfarms throughout the United Kingdom with a capacity of up to 80 MW. It has acquired planning consents and sales contracts of 200 MW of new development scheduled to be developed within 3 to 5 years throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Nordex Energy is one of the world’s leading developers and manufacturers of onshore and offshore wind turbines, ranging from the giant offshore Nordex N80/2500 kilowatt wind turbine down to the very reliable onshore Nordex N43/600 kilowatt wind turbine. Nordex Energy is owned and operated by Nordex AG, which is headquartered in Norderstedt, Germany and listed on the Frankfurt stock Exchange.