GE Drivetrain Technologies, a unit of GE Transportation, and A-Power Energy Generation Systems in China have signed two letters of intent. One is to have GE Drivetrain Technologies supply A-Power, Beijing, with 2.7-MW wind-turbine gearboxes and a second establishes a Joint Venture partnership for a wind-turbine gearbox assembly plant. Under the first agreement, GE Drivetrain will supply A-Power with more than 900, 2.7-MW gearboxes beginning in 2010.
“Our agreement with A-Power is part of a larger strategy to build a customer base through key strategic partnerships, expand into new geographies, and develop innovative drive trains,” says Prescott Logan, Business Leader GE Drivetrain Technologies. The new assembly plant will bring multi-megawatt gearbox capacity to China and serve as GE Drivetrain Technologies’ Southeast Asia manufacturing center from which it will serve customers in the region by mid-2010. The joint venture, says GE, takes advantage of A-Power’s knowledge of the local market, as well as of GE Drivetrain Technologies’ process and quality expertise.
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