Irvine, California [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Composite Technology Corporation (CTC) announced that its subsidiary DeWind Inc has received an order from Seawind International’s subsidiary, Enerserve Limited, for five 2-megawatt (MW) DeWind D8 wind turbines for delivery to one of their projects in Chile.
The turbines are scheduled for delivery in mid 2008 with towers to be supplied by Seawind. DeWind has received an initial down payment of $4.7125 million on this order. In addition Seawind will be placing orders for spare parts inventory and for service and maintenance.
“This is the first order for our client, a senior mining company in Chile, for the DeWind D8 wind turbine and demonstrates their commitment to exploring renewable energy sources.” stated Tim Adams, Managing Director of Seawind. “We expect to be deploying more than 40 MW of DeWind turbines in Chile during 2008 for our internal and external project development pipeline,” he added.
Benton Wilcoxon, CEO of CTC stated, “This is the first order from the Americas for our 50- Hertz (Hz) DeWind D8 turbine since our DeWind acquisition. We are pleased to be entering a new and upcoming market for wind energy in South America. These turbines will be manufactured at the TECO-Westinghouse facility in Texas on the same production line as our advanced DeWind D8.2 wind turbine.”