Hamburg, 15 January 2024. The German market developed very successfully for the Nordex Group in 2023 in terms of the company’s order intake and the results of the onshore wind auction rounds. It is becoming clear that the government measures to accelerate the expansion of onshore wind are starting to have a positive impact, and that the Nordex Group has the turbine technology to rapidly advance the energy transition in the region.
The Group increased its order intake in Germany by a solid 36 percent, from around 1.1 GW in 2022 (195 wind turbines), to close to 1.5 GW (262 wind turbines) in 2023. The N149/5.X and the N163/6.X, with which the company was able to win orders from its customers in new business, topped the list of turbines in demand.
In the four tender rounds for onshore wind of the Federal Network Agency in 2023, Nordex also secured projects with over 1.8 GW (2022: 763 MW). On an annual basis, the company’s share of megawatts awarded in 2023 tenders reached 30 percent, including a strong performance in the last tender round with a share of 38 percent. The high market share in the auctions forms a solid basis on which the Nordex Group can continuously expand its role as a developer and supplier of highly efficient wind turbines in one of the world’s most important wind markets.
In Germany, the government targets at least 80 percent of gross electricity consumption to be covered by renewable energies by 2030. This converts to around 115 GW installations for onshore wind energy by 2030 against the current onshore wind capacity of around 61 GW.