Published: 08 October 2008 08 October 2008
American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) has announced that it has signed a multi-million-dollar contract to provide wind turbine designs to China's XJ Group Corporation (XJ Group).
Under the terms of the contract, AMSC's wholly owned AMSC Windtec
subsidiary will provide XJ Group with designs for its WT2000df, a 2MW
doubly fed induction wind turbine. In addition to the upfront fee, AMSC
also expects to provide core electrical components for the wind
turbines manufactured by XJ Group. While XJ Group initially expects to
produce wind turbines for the Chinese market, the company has the right
to sell the WT2000df worldwide. XJ Group plans to have its first
prototypes installed and commissioned by the end of 2009 and expects to
begin shipping wind turbines to customers in 2010.