Project Development, Wind Power

LAI Wins Wind Turbine Equipment Contract

LAI International Inc., a supplier of precision components and sub-assemblies for original equipment manufacturers has announced that it has won several manufacturing contracts for wind-powered electrical generating equipment.

The company has been awarded contracts to provide more than 500 large bearing cages to Timken Romania S.A. for wind turbines sold in Europe and an additional 300 for wind power projects in the United States. LAI said that it expects to sign additional contracts over the next several years in the wind energy maket, which are forecasted to be valued at several million dollars.

“These critical bearing cages are 40 to 50 inches in diameter and provide roller support for frictionless rotation of the main turbine shaft. LAI utilizes its proprietary multi-axis cutting techniques to manufacture these complex components,” said Thomas Sterner, major accounts manager for LAI.