Nordic Windpower's First Utility Scale Wind Turbines Headed for Uruguay

07 Dec, 2009, 14:08 ET from Nordic Windpower

BERKELEY, Calif. and POCATELLO, Idaho, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Nordic Windpower announced today that the first three of its two-bladed wind turbines, destined for community and distributed wind energy projects in North and South America, have begun their journey to Rocha, Uruguay. Nordic Windpower marked the event with a ceremony today at its Pocatello, Idaho facility, attended by state and local dignitaries. The company plans to deliver 16 more N1000 wind turbines to community wind projects as well as a school system, a municipal utility and a military base beginning in early 2010. The company is presently firming up the rest of its 2010 order-book. In July 2009, Nordic Windpower was the only wind energy company to be awarded a Loan Guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy.

The N1000 turbines, 1 MW each, were purchased by Nuevo Manantial S.A. as part of the 13 MW Nuevo Manantial Wind Farm located in Paraje Ojos de Agua, Uruguay. The project will reduce GHG emissions by displacing fossil-fuel based electricity generation in the connected system of the Uruguayan utility, UTE.

"Nordic Windpower has emerged as the only wind turbine manufacturing, sales and service company purely focused on the community and distributed wind energy sector," said Tom Carbone, CEO of Nordic Windpower. "We have earned the trust of some of the most innovative wind energy developers worldwide as our initial customers. We are grateful to have attracted an experienced and capable team, solid order-book, and supportive investors. Together, they enable us to serve our customers with wind energy solutions that are affordable, reliable and simple to install and operate. We are very pleased to be working with a company as prominent as Nuevo Manantial as one of our first customers."

"The Nordic Windpower turbines are a very good match for our company's need for reliable and cost-effective wind energy generation," said Diego Martinez, COO of Nuevo Manantial. "We are very pleased to be working with Nordic Windpower's dedicated team, which has very deep expertise in the wind sector. We look forward to a productive and continuing relationship."

About Nordic Windpower

Nordic Windpower designs, manufactures and sells innovative, two-bladed utility-scale wind turbines for community and distributed wind markets worldwide. The company's N1000 turbine has the lowest installed cost of any similarly sized turbine on the market, combined with high reliability. Nordic Windpower's patented, flexible teeter hub significantly extends mechanical life and lowers the cost of maintenance. With headquarters in Berkeley, CA, and a technology office in Bristol, UK, Nordic Windpower operates an assembly plant in Pocatello, Idaho. Visit www.nordicwindpower.com, or contact info@nordicwindpower.com, toll-free at (888) 322-2080 or (510) 665-9463 in Berkeley, CA.

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