Madras-based Wind Power Ltd (WPL) has entered into a joint venture agreement with Windtechnik Nord of Germany. WPL's plant at Pondicherry will manufacture 330 kW machines. Norbert Wippich from the German company says production of the 300 kW Hansa 329 model, developed by Windtechnik Nord for the Indian market, will begin at the end of the year. The stall controlled machine will have a lattice tower and some components, such as the generator, will be supplied by Indian manufacturers. WPL already has sites in Tamil Nadu for a total of 55 machines.