Drivetrain Analysis and Wind Turbine Lifecycle Engineering Company, Romax Technology has been awarded the GL Renewables (GL) A-Design Assessment for its new range of WT2000 licensed 2-MW gearboxes. This high level of certification means the gearbox design has passed the most stringent independent requirements set for the wind industry. The WT2000 2-MW gearbox is the fourth successful Romax gearbox and driveline which includes 1.5, 2.5, and 3 MW. The company continues to work with GL to ensure its latest designs meet with the standards set by GL guidelines for designs from 750 kW to 5 MW.
The 2 MW, WT2000 certification represents the culmination of successful collaboration between Romax, AMSC-Windtec, and a number of key gearbox manufacturers. The gearbox will be manufactured by Romax customers in China, Taiwan, India, and South Korea and has been designed for Windtec’s WT2000FC and WT2000DF wind turbines. The Romax engineering design team has achieved compliance with the guidelines set by GL, and has also delivered a gearbox design that meets the varying production criteria stipulated by each of the manufacturers within a competitive timeframe. This has resulted in a refined, fully certified gearbox design, available in multiple regions which in turn will strengthen and improve the offering of the local supply chain.
“The WT2000 design is based on our licensable 2MW wind turbine gearbox design,” says Andy Poon, Director of Renewables at Romax. “Working closely with AMSC-Windtec and GL Renewables Certification has proven our design to be straight forward to certify and easy to produce in volume by many manufacturers.
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