Wind turbine OEM Northern Windpower and Brazilian partner WEG are developing a new 3.3 MW wind turbine. WEG is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of electrical equipment.
This development effort will complement WEG and Northern Power Systems’ existing portfolio of utility class wind turbines currently led by a 2 MW, on-shore turbine. The 3.3 MW turbine development is part of an agreement between WEG and Tractebel Energia, a company of GDF Suez Group, under the Brazilian National Electrical Energy Agency research and development program. WEG understands the needs of the Brazilian market, and, together with Northern Power, is designing the first turbine optimized to those market requirements. WEG plans to produce the new 3.3 MW wind turbine in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina and is expecting to leverage this turbine to provide clean, reliable power first in the growing South American wind market, and later expanding with Northern Power for global deployment.
“When our relationship began with WEG in 2013, we knew they had tremendous capabilities to supply wind power to the South American market. This additional platform will provide WEG a full portfolio of options for onshore wind,” said Troy Patton, Chief Executive Officer of Northern Power Systems. No date of launch was mentioned.
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