Wind gear manufacturer Moventas kicked off its USA assembly operations by expanding its existing facilities in Portland, Oregon. As of February, domestically assembled wind gearboxes are available from Moventas in North America. Initial capacity will be 200 MW, while the company continues to build even larger capacity in the Midwest area.
General Manager Steve Casey is currently training Portland staff. The first wind gears made in the USA will be 1.5 MW, and later assembly will also cover the 2-MW class. Initially, units will contain imported parts, but the company will gradually incorporate the local supplier network, according to Moventas Senior Vice President of Group operations, Ahti Ahonen, who is overseeing and supporting the project.
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