Published on October 17th, 2008 | by Amiel Blajchman0
Chinese Company XJ to Manufacture AMSC Proprietary Wind Turbines for the Chinese Market
October 17th, 2008 by Amiel Blajchman
Responding to Chinese plans to increase their wind power generating capacity, companies are beginning to rush in to take advantage of the opportunities.
Under the terms of the contract, AMSC will provide the XJ Group with designs for its WT2000df, a 2 megawatt (MW) doubly fed induction wind turbine. AMSC will also provide core electrical components for the 2 MW wind turbines manufactured by XJ Group.
According to Li Fusheng, President of the XJ Group:
The wind power market in China and around the world continues to expand at a dramatic rate. We selected AMSC Windtec because of its proven turbine designs, its ability to help us localize our supply chain and its high-performance wind turbine electrical systems. In addition to utilizing standard AMSC Windtec designs for the WT2000df, AMSC Windtec and XJ Group will jointly adapt the turbine for specific environmental and wind conditions, such as the low average wind speeds, low air density and severe climates encountered in certain regions of China.”
XJ Group plans to have its first prototypes installed and commissioned by the end of 2009 and expects to begin shipping wind turbines to customers in 2010.
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