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AMSC delivers wind turbine core electrics to China

American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) will deliver 100 sets of wind turbine core electrical components to China’s XJ Group Corporation.

The initial 100 wind turbine core electrical components will be used in 2 MW doubly fed induction wind turbines that were co-developed with AMSC Windtec™, AMSC’s wholly owned subsidiary.

XJ Group erected its first 2 MW wind turbine in December 2009 and has completed construction of a new wind turbine manufacturing plant with an annual capacity of 1 GW in Xuchang, Henan province, China.

AMSC Windtec provided XJ Group with designs for a 2 MW doubly fed induction wind turbine under a contract signed in late 2008. AMSC Windtec and XJ Group jointly adapted the wind turbines for specific environmental and wind conditions, such as low average wind speeds, low air density and severe climates encountered in certain regions of China.

XJ Group is one of China’s largest manufacturers of power equipment and transmission and distribution technologies for the electric utility market. AMSC says XJ Group is the third AMSC Windtec customer to enter volume production of advanced wind turbines in China.

AMSC’s wind turbine electrical control systems and core electrical components include its PowerModule™ power converters, pitch and yaw converters, SCADA systems and other power electronics.

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