Nordex will be supplying Frodsham Wind Farm Limited in UK, owned by Peel Energy and Belltown Power, with 19 N90/2650 wind turbines. This version of the N90/2500 Gamma strong-wind turbine has been especially developed for the Frodsham” project.
Originally designed to accommodate 21 turbines, the wind farm is located on the Frodsham Marshes roughly 12 kilometres north-east of Chester. The scheme was redesigned and the number of turbines reduced following consultation with the local community and nature conservation experts. To ensure that the planned total capacity of at least 50 megawatts could still be achieved, Nordex has developed an exclusive higher-output version of the N90/2500 for this project. As a result, the wind farm will have a certified output of 50.35 megawatts.
Lars Bondo Krogsgaard, CEO of Nordex
“With the Frodsham project, we have shown that we are flexible enough to accommodate our customers’ individual requirements. However, the N90/2650 will not be going into bulk production. The specific conditions prevailing at the “Frodsham” site favoured the development of this innovative solution. The wind in this region exhibits only minor turbulence and the climate is mild. This allowed our engineers to increase the turbine output.”
Construction work at “Frodsham ” commenced in April 2015, with the delivery of the initial turbines scheduled for the second quarter of 2016. After it goes into operation, the wind farm will produce some 100,000 gigawatthours of electricity per annum, sufficient to supply around 24,000 homes. After “Scout Moor” and “Port of Liverpool”, “Frodsham” is the third wind farm at which Peel Energy is installing Nordex turbines.