16.5MW Villonaco Project in Loja to Deploy Goldwind’s 1.5MW Permanent Magnet Direct Drive Turbines
August 30, 2011
Beijing, China–Goldwind Science and Technology, the world’s 4th largest wind turbine manufacturer,has experienced a rapid rise to prominence in the global wind industry thanks to its expansion into international markets. With offices and sales in the United States, Africa, the Middle East, Australia and Europe, Goldwind has successfully expanded its brand into competitive and emerging markets alike.
Adding to its global sales portfolio, Goldwind announced today that it has signed a deal with the Ecuador Electricity Corporation (CELEC) to develop the country’s first large wind project. Goldwind will supply 11 of its 1.5MW Permanent Magnet Direct Drive (PMDD) turbines to the 16.5MW project and will lead construction and commission activities as a “one-stop shop” service portfolio. Construction is set to begin in September and slated to be online by mid-2012.
"We were excited to learn that Goldwind won the CELEC’s competitive bidto build the Villonoco project and we are proud that we are the first Chinese company to elevate Ecuador’s wind industry,” said Wang Haibo, President of Goldwind International. “Given the great potential of its emerging wind market, Goldwind has made expansion into Latin America a key component of our globalization andas such, we opened an office in Ecuador earlier this year. Our effort to globalize through the establishment of local offices has helped us achieve great milestones in each of the markets we serve. "
In addition to Ecuador, we have opened offices in several key international markets including the United States, Australia and Africa, which has helped us complete key sales in each of those regions.”
Because of its unique wind characteristics and high altitude, theVillonaco project required turbine technology that would prove reliable and efficient. The 11 units of Goldwind PMDD wind turbines are customized to these characteristics.