Moog Partners with Sewind to Supply 400 Pitch Control Systems for Wind Turbines in China

Moog Industrial Group, a division of Moog Inc. and a leader in providing blade pitch control, slip ring and rotor monitoring solutions for the wind energy industry, recently announced a strategic collaboration agreement with Sewind Co., Ltd. in China.

Starting in January 2010, Moog Industrial Group will provide 400 electric pitch control systems for Sewind’s 2 MW wind turbines and variant models including onshore and intertidal wind turbines.

Ranked one of the top five companies in China’s wind power industry, Sewind Co., Ltd. specializes in the design, manufacturing and sale of large wind turbines. It is a joint venture of the Shanghai Electric Group Co., Ltd. and China Huadian Engineering Co., Ltd.

“We are pleased to have Sewind as a major customer of Moog in China. Moog’s partnership with Sewind marks a milestone in our wind energy business. With worldwide emphasis on renewable energy sources and building a low carbon economy, wind farm operators will be searching for solutions to increase wind turbine operation time. Moog’s high performance motion control solutions will benefit both local and international wind turbine manufacturers and wind turbine operators,” said Sean Gartland, Moog’s general manager for the Asia Pacific Region.

Blades pitch systems control motion in large mainstream wind turbines, ensure efficient use of wind energy and protect the wind turbine. Moog Wind Turbine Pitch Control Servo Drives used in those systems are designed to operate under extreme temperature conditions within switch cabinets in the wind turbine rotor hubs, guaranteeing reliable operation. Another key benefit is the ability to withstand extremely high mechanical loads in rotating turbines, while improving turbine operating efficiency.

Sewind Co., Ltd.: Shanghai Electric Group is one of the largest equipment manufacturing groups in China with about 21.1 billion CNY current net assets and 30,000 employees. Listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange as an H-share company in April 2005, its companies span various industries including power plants, power transmission and distribution, heavy industries, rail transit, electromechanical integration, machine tools, environmental protection, elevators and printing machinery.

In September 2006, Shanghai Electric Group and China Huadian Engineering Co., Ltd. incorporated Sewind Co., Ltd, as a joint venture specializing in the design, manufacturing and sale of large wind turbines. Sewind has its headquarters in Shanghai and production bases in Shanghai and Tianjin. It also specializes in providing technical consultancy and project contracting of large-scale wind power generation systems. By leveraging on the muscle and market competencies of its investors, Sewind has leapfrogged in a few short years into one of the top five companies in China’s wind energy industry.

Moog Industrial Group: Moog designs and manufactures high performance motion control solutions combining electric, hydraulic, and hybrid technologies with expert consultative support for OEMs, wind farm operators and integrators in the wind energy market. We help performance-driven companies design and develop their next-generation turbines. Moog Industrial Group is a part of Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B), which has 60 locations worldwide and sales of USD 1.849 billion in fiscal year 2009.