- Published: 24 October 2008 24 October 2008
The Timken Company has announced plans to expand production capacity at its Tyger River facility in Union, SC, USA., to serve the wind energy market..
Timken expects demand for large-bore bearings used in main-rotor shafts and gear drives in wind turbines to grow rapidly in the coming years as reliance on renewable energy increases.?? ? The Tyger River investment will allow the company to serve demand from North American customers and provide expanded capability to produce prototypes in support of new wind-turbine programs. Expansion work at Timken's Tyger River location will begin in 2009, with production currently slated for 2010.