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WinWinD opens wind turbine manufacturing plant in Finland

WindWinD says its new wind turbine facility, based in Hamina, Finland will produce 3 MW wind turbines and increase its total capacity potential tenfold.

WinWinD's plant - a 13,400 m2 facility, with a maximum annual capacity approaching 600 MW - currently has 50 employees, but has the potential to employ up to 250 people. And WinWinD also has a 65,000 m2 facility in Chennai, India, producing 1 MW nacelles, hubs moulds and blades with a maximum annual capacity of 1.4 GW.

According to the company, WinWinD's turbines use an advanced planetary gear solution based on multibrid technology and a low speed synchronous generator, which combines the reliability of a modern direct drive and the compactness of a traditional high speed gear operating system.

WinWinD at a glance

  • Specialises in 1 MW and
    3 MW wind turbines suitable for low and medium wind speeds;
  • In-house manufacturer of 1 MW moulds and blades;
  • Wind turbines use a Multibrid system with 30% less moving parts than geared systems;
  • A 13,400 m2 3 MW facility, with a maximum annual capacity approaching 600 MW, commenced production in November 2009;
  • A 65,000 m2 facility in Chennai, producing 1 MW nacelles, hubs moulds and blades with a maximum annual capacity of 1.4 GW, was inaugurated in September 2009;
  • WinWinD is expanding strategically throughout Europe, India and surrounding markets.

A permanent magnet synchronous generator increases efficiency at low wind speeds and a full conversion frequency converter/inverter provides grid friendly capabilities.

WinWinD's turbines are designed to have 30% fewer moving parts than competing products, which has the potential to increase reliability and reduce maintenance expense over the life of the turbine.

The main WinWinD shareholders are Masdar, Siva Industries and Holdings Limited, and Finnish Industry Investment Ltd.

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