American Superconductor, an energy technologies company, announces that it has received an order worth more than $18 million for wind turbine electrical systems and core electrical components from Beijing-based Sinovel Wind Corporation Limited. Under the terms of the contract, AMSC will deliver these products to Sinovel over the next 15 months.
The systems and components will be deployed in 3-MW wind turbines that have been developed under a contract initiated with AMSC Windtec, a wholly owned subsidiary of AMSC, approximately one year ago. In March 2007, AMSC announced that it signed a multi-million-dollar contract with Sinovel Wind under which 3-MW and 5-MW wind turbines would be developed.
AMSC’s wind turbine electrical systems and core electrical components include the company’s PowerModule power converters. They control power flows, regulating voltage, monitoring system performance and controlling the pitch of wind turbine blades to maximize efficiency.