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WEG JOINS FORCES WITH BANGALORE-BASED KIRLOSKAR ELECTRIC

Britain's Wind Energy Group (WEG) has joined forces with Bangalore-based Kirloskar Electric in India to manufacture and sell its wind turbines on the sub-continent. Under a technical transfer agreement, Kirloskar, one of India's largest firms of medium and heavy electrical engineers, will assemble low wind speed versions of the WEG 400 turbine under licence. In the meantime, WEG is supplying an initial 50 wind turbines to India -- some for Kirloskar to install at a wind farm it is to develop near Bangalore and some which it will sell on to customers. Alongside WEG's efforts in India, newly founded Taywood Aerolaminates, like WEG a subsidiary of British construction giant Taylor Woodrow, is also poised to take advantage of the opening of the Indian market. It is setting up a joint venture company with an Indian partner to develop and manufacture blades in India.

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