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PowerWind Concludes Framework Agreement for PowerWind 500

13 September 2011

PowerWind has concluded a framework agreement with the British investment company Albion Ventures and their partner for this project Infinite Energy; a Welsh based developer, for the delivery of several wind turbines of the PowerWind 500 type.

According to PowerWind, the first turbine will be installed in Ebbw Vale/Wales as early as February 2012. They say their short delivery times and a product technology that is tailor-made for the British market were decisive factors for the contract award. Wind farms with up to 500 kW output benefit from the British feed-in tariff. PowerWind 500 features glass fibre reinforced plastic parts and is operated with an original 500-kW generator. PowerWind explain that this means operators can expect a high approval probability. Michael Kaplan, Partner at Albion Ventures, confirms this "For our projects we need modern and reliable turbines that generate high energy yields. We are pleased to have found a manufacturer in PowerWind who is able to fulfil this need. It was an important argument for our technical experts that PowerWind offers a turbine with a 500-kW generator and not a throttled version of a more powerful turbine."

PowerWind say the rotors of the 500 turbine, with a diameter of 56 metres, are extraordinarily large for this performance class and generate significantly higher energy yields at lower rotor speeds than comparable turbines on the market, thus reducing the sound levels. For Marilyn Heib, Team Leader International Sales at PowerWind, the framework agreement marks the beginning of a long-term partnership: "We are pleased that with Albion Ventures, we were able to win over one of the most important players for 500-kW projects in the market."






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