Massachusetts, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] American Superconductor Corp (AMSC) has licensed its proprietary Windtec WT1650 wind turbine design and manufacturing processes to India’s Ghodawat Industries Pvt. Ltd. (GIIPL). GIIPL has been manufacturing wind turbine towers since 2004 and owns and operates wind farms in four states in India.
The company will use AMSC’s design, technology and core electrical components to begin manufacturing complete wind turbines for use in India and for export. AMSC Windtec will provide training and project management services for the company’s first prototype units. In addition to a multi-million dollar upfront license fee, AMSC will receive a royalty payment for the first 550 turbines manufactured by GIIPL.
“Having been a key component supplier to the wind energy industry in India and an owner and operator of large wind farms for almost a decade, GIIPL is well suited to become one of India’s leading turbine manufacturers,” said Shrenik Ghodawat, Managing Director of Ghodawat Industries.