American Electric Technologies Inc. (AETI), a supplier of custom-designed power distribution and control solutions for the traditional and alternative energy industries, has formally entered the wind power market with an announcement made at the American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA) WINDPOWER 2008 conference.
In conjunction with the company's wind power market entry, AETI announced a new West Texas wind farm construction operation and the addition of a wind power construction veteran to help bring the company's traditional engineering and instrumentation (E&I) construction and electrical maintenance services to the West Texas wind farm market.
Gary Collins has been named the company's new wind farm construction manager. He will be responsible for strengthening AETI's wind energy construction operations and will operate from Midland, Texas. With 27 years of experience in energy construction projects, Collins joins AETI most recently from C&C Technical Services, a construction consulting firm providing high-voltage construction services for a variety of utility projects. His wind farm construction experience includes projects for Renewable Energy Systems, including Woodward Mesa and King Mountain wind farms.
‘With our formal entry into the wind market, we are leveraging our power distribution and control technology, our 60 years of technical expertise, and our construction and services capabilities to enable the wind power industry to reach its maximum potential,’ says Charles Dauber, president of the M&I electric business of AETI.
SOURCE: American Electric Technologies Inc.