in News Departments > FYI
print the content item

Hansen Transmissions International NV, a Belgium-headquartered gear manufacturer with an office in Verona, Va., will build a factory in India to manufacture gearboxes for wind turbines.

According to the company, the facility will supply gearboxes to wind turbine manufacturers in the Indian and international markets, including Suzlon Energy Ltd. The greenfield project is planned near Coimbatore and is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2008.

"The manufacturing plant of Hansen in Coimbatore will make use of the same production equipment and processes that are conducted in our Belgian plants," says Ivan Brems, Hansen Transmissions' chief executive officer.

The company will invest approximately 170 million euros to develop the factory and support over 600 employees. The factory is scheduled to reach its full production capacity, with an output of 1,500 to 2,000 gearboxes per year, by early 2010, Hansen Transmissions adds.


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Senate Passes Tax Extenders Bill With Wind PTC Extension

The legislation, which passed in the U.S. House earlier this month, will renew the critical production tax credit through the end of 2014 - giving developers only about two weeks left to start construction.


Transmission Study Shows Nebraska Could Handle A Lot More Wind Power

A new report released by the Nebraska Power Review Board finds that the state already has enough infrastructure to accommodate at least 2 GW of additional wind generation.


Can Wind Energy And Birds Coexist? Environmental Group Says Yes

The Environmental Defense Fund, a supporter of responsible wind energy development, points out ways to help mitigate impacts of turbines on birds and bats.


Another Study Finds Wind Turbines Do Not Affect Nearby Property Values

Research conducted by the University of Guelph focused on regions in Ontario, and the conclusion echoes that of previous studies.


Too Little, Too Late? U.S. House Approves Wind PTC Extension

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a tax extenders package that would renew the wind production tax credit (PTC) and about 50 other expired tax breaks through 2014. The wind industry argues the short-term fix is virtually no fix at all.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015