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AMSC delivers further wind turbine power electronic components to HHI

American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) has received another follow-on order for 30 sets of wind turbine power electronic components from Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd (HII).

HHI will use the components in the 1.65 MW wind turbines designed by AMSC’s wholly owned AMSC Windtec™ subsidiary. AMSC expects to complete shipments by 30 June.

Keh-Sik Min, Chairman and CEO of HHI, says: “With initial orders in Korea, the United States and Pakistan, our recently launched wind turbine business is already demonstrating its global strength. We look forward to working with AMSC as we execute on our expansion plans in 2010.”

HHI licensed 1.65 and 2 MW doubly-fed induction wind turbine designs from AMSC Windtec in October 2008. HHI entered volume production of 1.65 MW wind turbines in October 2009.

HHI plans to commence production of 2 MW wind turbines in 2010.

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

HHI placed an initial order for 17 sets of wind turbine electrical control systems for the 1.65 MW systems in August 2009 and ordered an additional 30 sets of electrical control systems in November 2009.

HII plans to produce more than 170 MW of wind turbines in 2010 and has a wind turbine manufacturing plant in Gunsan, South Korea with an annual capacity of 600 MW.

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