in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

Westborough, Mass.-headquartered American Superconductor Corp. (AMSC), a provider of power electronic systems, has signed a wind energy system development contract with Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co. Ltd., a South Korea-based engineering, procurement and construction contractor.

Windtec, AMSC's wholly owned subsidiary that designs wind turbines, will develop a 3 MW wind energy prototype for Doosan. According to an AMSC representative, this prototype will allow Doosan to enter the wind energy market. Doosan plans to begin series production of these systems late in 2009.

"AMSC's Windtec subsidiary brings unique capabilities that can significantly lower Doosan's barrier to entry in wind energy," says Jong-Po Park, general manager of the renewable energy development team at Doosan. "Given that 1 MW systems remain the norm in today's market, we believe Windtec's 3 MW turbine design will enable Doosan to quickly become a market leader."

IowaDeptEconDevel_id1863

Helukabel_id1908
Latest Top Stories

Bird Groups Target LEEDCo's Icebreaker Offshore Wind Pilot

Two bird conservation groups that helped halt a wind project earlier this year argue that Lake Erie Energy Development Corp.'s (LEEDCo) 18 MW offshore demo poses a major risk to regional wildlife.


Report Disputes U.S. Agency's Renewable Energy Projections

A new analysis from the Sun Day Campaign says renewables are slated to provide 16% of U.S. generating capacity by 2018 - over 20 years earlier than forecast by the Energy Information Administration.


Kansas Renewables Mandate Survives Yet Another Attack, But Is It Too Early To Celebrate?

Over the past three years, some legislators have tried to either weaken or repeal the state's renewable portfolio standard, which requires Kansas utilities to reach 20% renewables by 2020.


AWEA Highlights U.S. Wind Success Stories Of 2013

Despite a 92% drop in new capacity last year, the sector still has myriad reasons to celebrate, according to a new report from the American Wind Energy Association.


Feds List New Bird Species As Threatened - Should Wind Developers Be Worried?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is designating the lesser prairie-chicken as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. An expert explains how this might affect the wind industry.

Acciona_id1907
JLG_id1900
UEA_id1896
WomenofWind_id
bonfiglioli_id1913
AWEA_id1886