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Nordex Announces Another Contract

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For the second time this month, Nordex USA of Chicago announced that it secured a contract for its Jonesboro plant to build turbines for a wind farm.

The most recent order, which Nordex announced last week in a news release, is from wind farm developer RPM Access for a 41-megawatt wind farm in Delaware County, Iowa, and includes a 10-year service contract.

Nordex will deliver and install 17 turbines to RPM’s Elk Wind Farm, the news release said. Elk Wind Farm is scheduled for completion in October 2011.

Nordex’s news release didn’t say how much the contract was worth. A Nordex spokesman didn’t respond to an e-mail request for the information.

"We are … extremely happy to be sourcing American-made turbines that support American jobs, as well as to bring more green energy to the Midwest," said Stephen Dryden, principle of RPM Access, in the news release.

Nordex’ Jonesboro plant, which was held its grand opening in October, has 70 employees. In the next four years, the company could employ 700 people, the Nordex news release said.

On Dec. 1, Nordex announced it had a contract with EverPower Wind Holdings Inc. of New York to manufacture wind turbines in Jonesboro for a 75-megawatt project.

The contract also called for a five-year service agreement.

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