Top Chinese turbine maker nails deals in US, Finland
Xinjiang Goldwind Science and Technology Co. Ltd., a leading Chinese wind turbine maker, announced in Beijing Tuesday that it had signed deals with four large international component suppliers, including three in the United States.
Goldwind signed a three-year cooperation deal with The Timken Company, an Ohio-based bearings manufacturer. Timken will provide Goldwind with a range of technical services, products and aftermarket support for the development, supply and maintenance of advanced wind turbine components and systems.
Another partner is North Dakota-based LM Windpower, which will provide blades for Goldwind's projects in the Americas for 2011.
Goldwind also signed a contract with Broadwind Towers, a tower fabricator with a factory in Texas and another in Wisconsin. Both factories will make tower components for Goldwind's Shady Oaks project in Lee County, Illinois, as well as other projects in the Midwest.
Aside from the US companies, Goldwind signed an agreement with the Switch, a Finland-based provider of megawatt-class permanent magnet generator (PMG) and full-power converter (FPC) packages for wind power, for it to continue delivering its FPCs to Goldwind.