Goldwind USA, the US subsidiary of Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd., recently announced that it has received an order from InterEnergy Holdings to supply 86 of its 2.5MW Permanent Magnet Direct-Drive (PMDD) turbines for the 215MW Penonome wind project in the province of Cocle, Panama. The order is Goldwind’s largest international sale to date. In addition to supplying 215MW of wind turbines, Goldwind will provide a long-term maintenance program.
“This sale is further evidence of the strength and technological advantages of Goldwind’s 2.5MW platform and highlights Goldwind’s established track record of developing strategic relationships with key customers and local partners in each of the markets we serve,” said David Halligan, Chief Executive Officer of Goldwind USA. “Goldwind is pleased to have completed this sale to InterEnergy Holdings and to assist in bringing clean and cost-efficient energy to Panama. A deal of this size with a well respected partner like InterEnergy, which is backed by the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation, speaks volumes to the efforts of our team and to the validity of our PMDD technology.”
“InterEnergy is delighted to be working with Goldwind on the Penonome project”, said Rolando Gonzalez Bunster, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of InterEnergy Holdings. “This will be InterEnergy’s largest investment in a renewable energy project to date, and will most certainly be an industry reference not only in Panama but in the entire region, for its size and importance. The partnership with Goldwind will be key to the success of this endeavor.”
The global leader in the deployment of PMDD turbines, the Goldwind portfolio of 1.5 and 2.5MW permanent magnet direct-drive wind turbines are designed for high power generating efficiency, superior power quality and grid code compliance, and significantly reduced maintenance and total operating expenditures. Unlike a gearbox-driven turbine, the permanent magnet direct-drive design reduces the number of high-speed rotational parts and avoids the sources of expensive faults that require crane mobilization. The Goldwind PMDD turbine dramatically reduces the cost of power generation over the life of a project.
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