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Goldwind continues American march with new customers

Chinese wind turbine supplier Goldwind is claiming significant inroads in the Americas after winning business with more customers in the region.

The manufacturer says its Goldwind USA division has made sales of its permanent-magnet direct-drive turbines to three new developers.

They are Enel Green Power North America, Wind Energy Developers and Debenham Energy.

Goldwind gives no further details of the size of the orders or of the projects where its machines will be deployed.

But the Chinese company claims the deals are a vindication of the strategy of building “a truly local presence” in the Americas it began by opening an office in Chicago in 2010.

According to Matthew Olive, vice president of sales for Goldwind in the Americas, the company has stressed to developers and utilities that “with Goldwind, comes a suite of solutions for wind project development including common equity, mezzanine financing and term project finance, among other offerings”.

The turbine supplier says once the new deals are included, Goldwind USA will have projects operating in California, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, and Rhode Island.

It also has Latin American interests in projects in Ecuador and Chile.

“In all, Goldwind has over 200MW of turbine sales and project acquisitions in place in its 18 months in the Americas,” says the Chinese group.

The Americas push is part of a wider internationalisation strategy that has seen Goldwind win business as far afield as Pakistan and Australia.