Illinois, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Broadwind Energy Inc. announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Tower Tech Systems Inc., has signed a contract with Nordex USA Inc. to manufacture wind tower sections. Another Broadwind subsidiary, Badger Transport Inc., has received a contract to deliver the sections to various Texas locations for Nordex. It is the first deal between the two companies.
The four-section towers will support N90/2.5-megawatt turbines. Tower Tech expects to supply the first sections to Nordex in early 2009. The integrated order represents the first time Broadwind has included logistics coordination in its service package and is the first order that will be produced at Tower Tech’s new plant in Abilene, Texas. Broadwind announced construction of the Abilene facility, along with a second facility in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in May 2008. Both facilities are expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2009.
“This Texas project represents Nordex’s second, and its largest, project along with its re-entry into the North American wind energy market,” said Ralf Sigrist, CEO of Nordex USA Inc. “We are pleased to be working with a leader like Broadwind, and confident in its ability to efficiently manufacture high quality, durable towers and ensure they’re delivered on time.”