Nordex to supply turbines for Shell’s 50MW wind farm


Germany – Royal Dutch Shell has placed an order with the Nordex Group for the supply and installation of 14 N131/3600 turbines in the Netherlands.

Additionally, the order includes a Premium Service agreement for the maintenance and servicing of the turbines over a 15-year term.

The 50.4 MW wind farm will be located near the village of Nieuw-Weerdinge in the province of Drenthe as part of the Pottendijk Energiepark. Along with the 14 wind turbines, the Pottendijk Energiepark will include a 50 megawatt solar farm. Royal Dutch Shell’s Pottendijk wind farm is the company’s first onshore wind farm in Europe.

Construction to start in spring 2022

The supply and construction of the turbines, which will be mounted on 84-meter tubular steel towers, is slated to begin in spring 2022. The facility is scheduled to be commissioned at the end of the same year. With average wind speeds of 6.6 m/s at the site and the massive rotors of the turbines, the Pottendijk Energiepark will yearly feed around 130 Gwh of clean electricity generated by wind power into the Dutch grid.