The contract is estimated to be worth $ 30 million. The total wind power generation of the 10 wind turbines, which are D8.2 models built with DeWind’s own technology, will amount to 20 MW. Those wind power generators will be delivered to the U.S. in the first half of 2010, and will be erected in a wind farm in the western Texas panhandle to begin its commercial operation from this summer.
"The contract is very meaningful to us as it is the first deal we have made since we acquired DeWind last August," and "We hope that DeWind will be able to establish a solid foothold in the U.S. market upon this contract," a high official from DSME said.
Robert Rugh, the president of DeWind, expects DeWind to become widely acknowledged for its new wind power generators across the U.S through this contract.
DeWind is considering to win another wind power generator projects in Texas. Currently, the U.S. is planning on developing clusters of 200 MW-scale and 400 MW-scale power generation units in Texas, and DeWind will be able to seek more chances for winning projects in the U.S.
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has chosen Nova Scotia, Canada, for its North American production centre for wind turbine towers and blades. The operation will be located in Trenton, Pictou County, creating up to 500 direct jobs and is expected to be operational by fall 2010.
DeWind is an international manufacturer of Multi-Megawatt Wind Turbines and has been a subsidiary of Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering DSME, since September 2009, with Engineering based in Germany and Sales located in both Germany and USA. Production of the D8.2 turbine with Voith WinDrive® is situated in Round Rock, Texas.