Indian wind project developer Nuziveedu Seeds has ordered 18 MW of wind turbines from new Spanish company Eozen. The turbines, which do not have a gearbox, were designed by German Vensys Energiesysteme and are produced by Eozen from its new factory at Ferreira in Andalucia (Windpower Monthly, April 2007). It is the company's first export order, which it hopes is the first part of a larger framework agreement being negotiated with engineering company Regen Powertech Private, Nuziveedu Seed's turnkey contractor. In the 1990s, Regen Powertech manufactured a 250 kW turbine for the Indian market, but withdrew after installing 1200 machines. Now it is back as a turnkey wind plant contractor and says it has orders to build 400 MW by 2010. Eozen is supplying the generators, nacelles, power electronics and control systems for 12, 1.5 machines for Nuziveedu Seed's 18 MW Bhimasamudra project in the southern state of Karnataka. Regen Powertech is sourcing blades and other components locally, an arrangement described as "cost reducing" by Eozen, which otherwise makes its own blades. The Spanish firm also says it has clinched "a series of orders" in Spain, but declines to name clients and quantities "for strategic reasons."
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