Nordex sees potential for wind energy in Eastern Europe, where it has received its first two orders, totalling 20 MW, from Romania and expects growing demand from Poland and Bulgaria.

Two customers in Romania have each ordered four N100/2500 machines along with long-term service agreements. Their wind farms are due to start operation by the end of 2011 and will serve as references for future business in Romania, said Nordex.

Romania’s wind market potential is expected to hit capacity of 3 GW by 2015, said the Germany-based firm

“Our target is to achieve a significant market share,” said CSO Lars Bondo Krogsgaard.

“The first projects are providing us with important experience for this. Being confident of the good prospects of the Romanian renewable energy market, we plan to set up a branch in the coming months.”

Nordex is also focusing on Poland, where it is already established via Nordex Polska. This subsidiary has connected 93 MW to the grid and expects to install a further 50 MW by the end of 2011.

In future the company expects to supply Poland with more than 100 MW a year, with its new large N117/2400 wind turbine, suited to low wind sites, acting as a driver.

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