AMSC Receives Order from Sinovel for Initial 5
Megawatt Wind Turbine Electrical Control
- Swift Progress Being Made by Sinovel and AMSC Windtec to Develop China’s Most Powerful Wind
- Sinovel to Install 5 Megawatt Wind Turbine Prototypes Within the Next 12 Months
March 22, 2010 07:33 AM Eastern Daylight Time
DEVENS, Mass.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: AMSC),
a global power technologies company, announced today that it has received an initial order for full wind turbine
electrical control systems from China’s largest wind turbine manufacturer, Beijing-based Sinovel Wind Group Co.,
Ltd. (Sinovel). The systems will be deployed in Sinovel’s first 5 megawatt (MW) doubly fed induction wind turbines.
AMSC expects to deliver the electrical control systems to Sinovel in the second half of calendar year 2010.
Sinovel is China’s largest wind turbine manufacturer and ranks among the top five wind turbine manufacturers in the
world. In 2009, the company shipped approximately 2,400 1.5 MW wind turbines and approximately 100 3 MW
wind turbines, or approximately 3,900 MW of wind power equipment. Each of these wind turbines contained core
electrical components from AMSC.
Sinovel expects to have its first 5 MW wind turbines (branded the SL5000) erected within the next 12 months and
to commence full production of the wind turbines in 2011. Sinovel’s SL5000 will be China’s largest and most
powerful domestically produced wind energy system.
“Sinovel is a juggernaut in the wind industry with tremendous experience manufacturing turbines with the most
advanced technology,” said AMSC founder and Chief Executive Officer Greg Yurek. “Building on the strength of
the company’s 1.5 MW and 3 MW platforms, the production of the higher power-rated SL5000 systems positions
Sinovel as a technology leader globally.”
China’s wind power market experienced another record year of growth, more than doubling its wind generating
capacity from 12.1 GW in 200