AMSC To Supply Sinovel 3-MW Turbine Parts

Beijing-based Sinovel Wind has signed a contract worth more than $100 million with American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) for core electrical components to be utilized in Sinovel’s 3 MW wind turbines.

AMSC expects to begin shipping under the new contract in March 2010 and to complete all shipments by the end of calendar year 2011. 

The turbine, known as the SL3000, has a 100 meter rotor diameter and tower height, and is China’s most powerful domestically produced wind turbine. Sinovel has already erected several 3 MW turbines off the coast of Shanghai for the Shanghai Donghai Bridge Wind Farm, the country’s first off-shore wind farm.

Greg Yurek, founder and CEO of AMSC noted that Sinovel is now entering volume production of its 3 MW wind turbines, adding: “We…look forward to the launch of the company’s 5 MW wind turbines in the not-too-distant future.”

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