¥ Udo Postmeyer, who worked for many years at Husumer Schiffswerft, has now left the company, apparently to set up his own firm to build megawatt size turbines.
Husumer Schiffswerft plans to install its first four 1 MW turbines at a site near Bosböll in Schleswig-Holstein in October. The operator company comprises 17 Bosböll residents -- people from outside the community were not allowed to invest in the project. The 4 MW wind station, named Sued-West Windpark, is subsidised by the Schleswig Holstein state and one of the turbines will also receive support from the federal research ministry's 250 MW wind programme. The 1 MW machine will be marketed at DEM 1.68 million, says HSW. The forerunner of the 1 MW was a 750 kW prototype installed in August 1993, now upgraded.