AMSC, a global energy solutions provider serving the wind and power grid industry, announced that it entered into an exclusive license agreement for a 3-MW class wind turbine design in India with Inox Wind. Under the terms of the license agreement, Inox agreed that AMSC will be the exclusive supplier of electric control systems (ECS) for Inox’s 3-MW class wind turbine.
“Inox was among the first manufacturers to produce 2-MW turbines locally, in volume, and quickly established a leadership position in the market based on performance and cost,” said Devansh Jain, director of Inox Wind Limited. “Leveraging our vertical approach, which combines best-in-class manufacturing with project development, the production of larger, more efficient 3-MW class turbines will give us the means to augment our market leadership.”
The terms and conditions of the ECS will be set forth in a separate ECS supply agreement between the parties.
“This license agreement opens up the next chapter in our collaboration with Inox,” said Daniel P. McGahn, Chairman, President, and CEO of AMSC. “Our 3-MW turbine design extends Inox’s product line of 2-MW turbines to include 3-MW class turbines and enables the possibility of market expansion. We believe this will place Inox in a strategically competitive position.”
AMSC’s new class of turbine design is required to be certified as having a 3-MW power rating (according to GL2010 onshore guidelines). The turbine’s may operate up to 3.3-MW under certain grid conditions and certain ambient temperature conditions.