China's A-Power Energy, Shenyang Power, affiliates of U.S.-based Renewable Energy Group and Cielo Wind Power form JV to develop 600-MW wind farm on 37,000 acres in west Texas, to be operational mid-2011
September 27, 2010
– Converteam has won a contract to supply frequency converters for wind turbine systems equivalent to 200 MW wind power in the US. These systems are to be integrated into one of the largest wind farms built by a joint venture among the China based A-Power Energy and Shenyang Power Group together with affiliates of U.S. Renewable Energy Group and Cielo Wind Power LP.
The 2 MW wind turbine systems, equipped with Converteam technology will be supplying the Texan grid with power by mid 2011. The new wind farm with a maximum power rating of 600 MW is located on a 15,000 hectare plot on the western fringe of Texas. The farm itself is regarded as the most significant American-Chinese joint acquisition in the field of renewable energy. Once completed, the wind farm will be able to provide approximately 170,000 American households with all the power they need.
Converteam is driving forward its prime position as a technological leader for electrical equipment on the international wind power market through its converter and generator solutions. The 2 MW converters selected for the project are fulfilling all the stringent requirements of the American grid guidelines. The converters will be manufactured at the Conveream production site in Germany and in Shanghai, China.
With a market share of 25% (Frost & Sullivan)* Converteam has emerged as the market leader amongst all the non-integrated wind converter suppliers and is a leading supplier of power conversion solutions for most of the infrastructure and energy sectors with an established position in the wind, solar and wet renewables.
*Source: “Global Outlook for Electric Drives in the Wind Power Industry” survey by Frost & Sullivan, November 2009
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Converteam Group is a worldwide specialist in power conversion engineering. Building on over a century of experience, it is firmly placed at the leading edge of technology and innovation with a global reputation for excellence in the conversion of electrical energy. Converteam develops and provides solutions built around three core components: rotating machines, drives and process automation and serves specialized sectors as well as its core markets in Marine, Oil & Gas and Offshore, Renewables, Power Generation and Industry. With 5,000 employees, the group provides power conversion solutions worldwide. At year-end 09, the Converteam sales totalled EUR 1,150,000,000.