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Nordex snags Vestas customer in seldom-successful tender

Vestas emerged, though, as market leader in Germany, which will switch to a new tender model after New Year's. Despite cementing the next eight years of solicitations to lure more wind to Northern Germany, the industry still says clarity and ambition are lacking.

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Taken in isolation, Germany's most recent onshore wind tender result gives some cause for celebration.

For the first time in a year and only the second instance in the last 15 solicitations, the bids outnumbered tendered capacity in scale. In fact, the German Federal Network Agency, Bundesnetzagentur, received offers for 657 MW, or almost twice the figure up for allocation, which resulted in roughly 400 MW more alloted than otherwise planned.

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