Devens, Mass.-based American Superconductor Corp. (AMSC) has received an initial order for full wind turbine electrical control systems from China's Shenyang Blower Works Co. Ltd. (SBW) worth approximately $70 million. The systems will be deployed in the 2 MW doubly fed, induction wind turbines that were co-developed with AMSC Windtec, a wholly owned subsidiary of AMSC.
SBW plans to erect its first 2 MW wind turbine in March and will be the fourth AMSC customer to enter volume production of advanced wind turbines in China. AMSC expects to begin shipping the electrical control systems to SBW in the second half of this year and to complete shipments in the first half of 2013.
AMSC Windtec co-developed the 2 MW doubly fed induction wind turbine with SBW under a contract signed in late 2008. Under the terms of the agreement, SBW has the right to sell the 2 MW wind turbines globally.
SOURCE: American Superconductor Corp.