Nedwind agent backs out

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Wind consultancy and trading company Wistra, based in inland Ibbenbüren, is no longer the German agent for Nedwind of the Netherlands. "Things did not develop as we expected," explains Heinrich Bartels of Wistra, who says Wistra terminated the agency at the end of 1996. Since the co-operation began in May 1994, Wistra has sold one Nedwind 40 machine and ten Nedwind 44 turbines in Germany. Despite a strong promotion campaign, the Nedwind 1 MW machine has not found any German buyers. Meantime Wistra remains the agent for another Dutch turbine builder, Lagerwey, and maintains there is a deal of interest in the new Lagerwey gearless 750 kW machine. "Potentially more could be sold in Germany than Lagerwey wants to build during the whole of 1997," it states. A prototype 750 kW Lagerwey has been operating at a site near Rotterdam since April 1996 and a second is to be installed there soon. Series production will begin in early autumn, according to Wistra.

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