Ralf Sigrist, Nordex USA president and CEO, notes that Nordex is one of the fastest-growing wind turbine producers in the world, having recorded a fourth consecutive year of more than 50 percent sales increases. “Nordex sees the U.S. as one of the biggest growth markets for wind energy in the world,” said Sigrist, revealing that the Nordex strategy is to see 20 percent of its global revenue coming from the U.S. wind market. “That’s why, in addition to setting up operations in Chicago, we will also manufacture our turbines here.”
Plant construction is slated to begin this year, with scheduled production startup slated for 2010.
Editor PickA better method of structural health monitoring?
Fibersail, a 2014 startup firm with offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and Leça de Palmeira, Portugal, aims to change the current state of real-time structural health/shape monitoring for composite structures — initially, for wind farm operators.