USA wind turbine maker to produce W2E design
(WK-intern) – Aeronautica Windpower of Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA, signed a sales and licensing agreement with W2E of Germany to build 2 MW turbines in the US.
Aeronautica Windpower of Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA, signed a sales and licensing agreement with W2E of Germany to build 2 MW turbines in the US.
After 4 years of building 750 kW wind turbines for the Community Wind market sector, Aeronautica Windpower is expanding its product line into the multi-MW sector. The company’s focus is on the mid-scale project market, assisting customers with smaller 1 to 20 MW projects which larger turbine manufacturers often do not serve. With a larger machine, but maintaining a focus on smaller projects in class III and IV wind regimes, the company believes it can grow further. It plans to service both the domestic and international export markets which have expressed a desire for US made machines.
W2E Wind to Energy GmbH, of Rostock, Germany, is in the business of developing, field-testing, operating and licensing state-of-the-art wind power plants. For businesses that desire to expand their product line by manufacturing multi-MW wind turbine technology, W2E offers an all-encompassing know-how transfer. Partnering with W2E brings with it the substantial benefits that are typically allocated to manufacturing a market-proven product under licence: a short time to market with no technological entrance risk. W2E strives to build strong relationships, in effect emulating an in-house R&D team for the technology partner. W2E desires to expand its technological reach in the Americas and values Aeronautica Windpower as a partner in workmanship and experienced wind energy player, capable of successfully participating in the multi-MW market.
The licensed W2E design has been sold previously in Europe and Asia, with 100 MW of installed capacity. W2E’s design of the 2 MW turbine is based on its successful larger 2.5 MW machine that operates with over 500 installed MW in all terrains in over 10 countries, including the US. A decade ago, the successful installations and smooth operation of W2E designed 2.5 MW turbines on 160 m (525 feet) tall towers paved the way for the wind industry into higher atmospheric layers. Keeping the architecture of the 2.5 MW design, the 2 MW turbine was scaled down to fit in markets where regulations, tariffs or logistics favor a slightly smaller turbine. W2E also offers a medal-winning 3 MW design for technology transfer.
About W2E Wind To Energy GmbH
W2E Wind to Energy GmbH (W2E) develops multi-megawatt class wind power plants. That is, W2E’s specialty is in conceptually designing and developing entire wind turbine systems. W2E select suitable rotor blades, optimize control strategies and specify the design of an appropriate pitch system, drive train, energy conversion system, tower and foundation. Additionally, W2E service includes fully certifying, operating and comprehensively testing the prototype of each new development.
The result of the highly specialized design is offered to international customers as licenses. W2E deliver this product as a comprehensive set of documents which enable the licencee to manufacture, install, commission and maintain the wind power plant. Documentation comprises all calculations, proofs, certificates, part lists, specifications, descriptions and drawings, including training documents. All of our documentation complies with an established quality-assurance system.
W2E Wind to Energy GmbH was founded in May in 2003. The number of employees increased from 7 to 31. W2E has international customer relationsships. The product portfolio offers turbine plattforms for 1.3 MW, 2.0 MW, 2.5 MW and 3 MW.
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