The contract includes 34 wind turbines of its 1.5MW direct-drive permanent magnet wind turbine. The wind turbines will be delivered in three batches between March and June 2011. In addition, the two sides will enter into a 5-year operation and maintenance service contract.
Adama wind farm is located in central Ethiopia, about 95km northeast from the capital, Addis Ababa. The project is a further step in Goldwind’s internationalization strategy. The company has already installed turbines in Cuba and the US, and recently signed a deal to supply a 106.5MW project in Shady Oaks, Illinois, USA.
Goldwind chairman and CEO Mr. Wu Gang said: "We’re grateful for HydroChina’s recognition of Goldwind’s capabilities. We will exceed customer expectations of product quality and after-sales service so that the Adama wind farm serves as a model for clean energy projects and establishes a good image for Chinese wind power equipment in the African market. "
Goldwind’s entrepreneurial team began operating wind farms in 1989, when they built Asia´s largest commercial wind farm in Dabancheng, Xinjiang. Since 1997, they have focused on independent innovation in the development of wind turbines, growing Goldwind into one of the world´s leading wind power equipment business.
State-owned Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., the fifth-largest wind turbine manufacturer in the world, established Goldwind USA last year. China’s Goldwind has won its bid for the 106.5MW Shady Oaks wind farm in Illinois, marking a significant victory for the Chinese wind power industry. China now has at least two manufacturing companies among the world’s top ten (Sinovel and Goldwind).