Daewoo subsidiary wins Canadian wind project
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Korean firm, Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, DeWind, has been awarded the contract to supply five wind turbines to the 10 MW Wind Energy Institute of Canada (WEICan) research site on Prince Edward Island.
The project will be the flagship installation for the new 2 MW D9.2 wind turbine model being rolled out by DeWind during 2011 and it will provide the five D9.2 Wind Turbines from assembly contractor TECO-Westinghouse.
Another Daewoo company, DSTN, will build and furnish the towers, a role it was set-up to do in 2010 - manufacture towers and blades for the wind industry.
According to Robert Rugh, president and CEO of DeWind, "This transaction serves as an important milestone for DeWind, incorporating many firsts - the first deployment of the new DeWind D9.2 model, the first DeWind turbines installed in Canada, and the first DSTN towers supplied for DeWind turbines."