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Brevini to supply gearboxes to Winwind's manufacturing plant in India Print E-mail
Written by Krishna Kumar   
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Chennai: Winwind Ltd has signed an agreement with Brevini Wind, a part of the Brevini Group to supply main gearboxes for Winwind's 1-MW turbines to Winwind's manufacturing and assembly plant in India.

The development and supply agreement is for the manufacturing of 1 MW main gearboxes at Brevini Wind's newly established factory in Yorktown, Indiana (USA). Brevini Wind Deutschland has developed a new planetary main gearbox for deployment in Winwind's 1 MW turbine in close co-operation with Winwind, from its engineering department at Bad Homburg (Germany).

The production for this type of gearbox has started recently. The gearbox for Winwind's 1 MW turbine is the second large contract between Brevini Wind and Winwind. In close cooperation the two companies developed a very compact design that allows substantial improvements in terms of space and a lighter nacelle.

"The product offerings from Brevini offer a comprehensive one stop shop solution for the pitch and yaw drives and gearboxes for Winwind's 1MW and 3MW wind turbines, providing the global sourcing team a synergy based sourcing option", according to Farhan Mirza, Vice President and Global Head of Global Purchasing and Supply Chain Management at Winwind Ltd.

"We are very excited to start also this 1 MW project with Winwind, after the 3 MW main gearbox that we successfully developed in 2010. Both projects show very innovative solutions, and reduce significantly the size of the electrical components. The Brevini Wind 1 MW gearbox is designed for turbines where the main bearing is integrated in the gearbox, allowing a direct assembled generator and thus saving length of the frame and weight of the nacelle," said Jacopo Tozzi, President of Brevini Wind.

Brevini Wind operations have design capabilities, two identical test benches of 6.4 MW, one in Brevini Wind USA and one in Germany, in house heat treatment and manufacturing equipment.

"We believe that with our activity in Europe and USA we are building new bridges in the global main gearbox supply chain that will greatly benefit the entire wind industry, especially the United States Market, as these gearboxes are manufactured in our Indiana facility through our newly established U.S. supply chain", he added.

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