American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) is to acquire Windtec, an Austrian-based company that develops and licenses proprietary wind turbine system designs, and sells wind turbine electrical systems. The transaction, valued at $12.4 million, is expected to close January 2007.

American Superconductor also announced that it has received a new order from Windtec for PowerModule systems to be used to control power flow in 165 additional wind turbines in China.