AMSC Receives Second Wind Turbine Electrical Control Systems Order From HHI

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Devens, Mass.-based American Superconductor Corp. (AMSC) has received a follow-on order for 30 sets of electrical control systems from Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (HHI) for its 1.65 WW wind turbines now in production in South Korea. AMSC also has received an electrical control systems order for HHI's 2 MW wind turbine prototypes. All of the systems are expected to be shipped to HHI by the end of May 2010.

AMSC's wind turbine electrical control systems and core electrical components include the company's proprietary PowerModule power converters, pitch and yaw converters, SCADA systems and other power electronics.

‘HHI continues to scale its manufacturing operation and execute its aggressive growth strategy in the renewable energies market,’ says Timothy Poor, AMSC's senior vice president of global sales and business development.

HHI installed and commissioned its first reference 1.65 MW wind turbine near its manufacturing facility in Ulsan, South Korea, in June, less than one year after licensing the design from AMSC Windtec.

SOURCE: American Superconductor Corp.

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