Published: 19 November 2008 19 November 2008
American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) and Shenyang Blower Works Co., Ltd. (SBW), have signed an agreement for co-development of a 2MW turbine.
Under the terms of the agreement, AMSC's wholly owned AMSC Windtec
subsidiary will provide SBW with designs for its 2MW doubly fed
induction wind turbine. AMSC will also help SBW localise the supply of
all core components for the wind turbines, establish its wind turbine
manufacturing line and build and test SBW's first prototype wind
turbines.? After receiving certification, SBW will manufacture the
turbines and sell them primarily into the Chinese market.? AMSC will
provide the full electrical systems for all of SBW's wind turbines.
This co-development agreement provides SBW with the right to
manufacture its 2MW wind turbines in China and sell the systems
globally.? The company plans to have its first prototype turbines
installed and commissioned in 2009 and expects to begin series
production in 2010.