Published: 04 February 2021 04 February 2021
In a joint venture with China Railway Rolling Stock Corp (CRRC) in China, Voith is developing and producing wind turbine gearboxes. The first phase of the Chinese wind turbine gearbox joint venture focused on the development and manufacturing of gearboxes for wind turbines with an output of 2.5MW for a Chinese OEM.
The joint venture is currently working on a new 5.x MW platform for the Asian market, which is set to be launched in 2021. In the next phase, Voith intends to combine the available electrical and mechanical expertise to develop integrated drive solutions. The company's wind power activities will concentrate on the European and Asian markets. Voith subsidiary ELIN Motoren, which was acquired by Voith in 2020, complements these activities through its existing wind generator business.