GE Drivetrain Technologies, a unit of GE Transportation, Erie, Pa, says the company has launched a wind generator and control systems division to serve wind turbine owners around the globe.
The new company will immediately offer doubly-fed induction and permanent magnet generators in the 2 to 6 MW power range. The company produces more than 3,000, 2 MW and greater generators annually and has sold more than one million generators and motors globally. The company says these generators have been proven reliable in extreme environments in applications as diverse as railway locomotives, mining trucks, and off shore drilling rigs.
“Our objective is to apply GE Transportation’s capability to advance the state of the art in wind energy generation technology,” says GE Drivetrain Business Leader Prescott Logan. “GE Transportation’s global supply chain, including existing generator-manufacturing facilities in Erie, Pa. and Monterrey, Mexico creates near-term production capability.”
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