American Superconductor Corp. (AMSC) has received an initial order for 17 wind turbine electrical-control systems from Inox Wind Ltd., a subsidiary of India-based Inox Group. The electrical-control systems will be deployed in 2 MW, doubly-fed induction wind turbines licensed from AMSC's wholly owned AMSC Windtec subsidiary under a contract announced in May 2009.
The license provides Inox with the right to manufacture and sell the wind turbines globally. Inox recently erected and commissioned its first 2 MW wind turbine and has already begun volume production.
‘Inox has formed a dynamic renewable energy business and has quickly expanded its offerings to include highly efficient and reliable multi-megawatt wind turbines,’ says Greg Yurek, CEO and founder of AMSC. ‘We expect Inox will be a significant player in the Indian wind market in the years ahead and that it will be able to participate aggressively in the global wind market.’
SOURCE: American Superconductor Corp.