Moventas in Acciona gear deal

Wind drivetrain specialist Moventas has struck a deal with Spanish turbine-maker Acciona WindPower over delivery of a new 3MW gearbox platform.

Moventas said prototype deliveries and serial production of the new technology will both begin in 2015.

The gearbox is based on Moventas’ new Exceed series of high torque-density gearboxes.

The Finland-based wind technology group has been working with Acciona on the 3MW upgrade since 2012.

It provides 20% more torque density with a 10% size reduction, Moventas said.

Delivery of the new product will run in parallel with, and eventually supersede, the existing 3MW Moventas gearbox that Acciona has been using since 2009.