Second 5.5 MW Electrical Control Systems Order from Doosan to Serve Growing Offshore Wind Market
AMSC, a global energy solutions provider serving wind and power grid industry leaders, has announced it has received a $9 million order for its 5.5 megawatt (MW) wind turbine electrical control systems (ECS) from Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd. (Doosan), South Korea’s premium wind turbine manufacturer.
AMSC signed an agreement with Doosan in calendar year 2017 for the rights to design and exclusively supply ECS units to Doosan’s 5.5-megawatt offshore wind turbine. The initial 5.5 MW systems were ordered in January 2018, and AMSC expects to complete shipments under this follow-on order by no later than fiscal year 2020.
“We believe that this order represents the beginning of Doosan’s transition into volume production with one of the world’s largest offshore wind turbines,” said Daniel P. McGahn, Chairman, President and CEO, AMSC. “As the South Korean wind market grows and Doosan positions itself for export, we stand ready to support its anticipated production ramp with our 5.5 MW electrical control system.”
According to GlobalData, the South Korean offshore wind market capacity is forecasted to grow to approximately 6 GW by 2030 while the global offshore wind power market capacity is forecasted to grow to approximately 100 GW by 2030.
The 5.5 MW full conversion wind turbine design and prototype is the product of a joint development between South Korea-based Hyundai and AMSC, which Doosan acquired in 2017. AMSC’s wind turbine ECS include the company’s proprietary PowerModule™ power converters, pitch and yaw converters, SCADA systems and other power electronics. They are designed to enable reliable, high-performance wind turbine operation by controlling power flows, regulating voltage, monitoring system performance and controlling the pitch of wind turbine blades to maximize efficiency.
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