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A total of 92 Model 33M-VS turbines from Kenetech of California had been shipped to India by the end of the third week of January. The wind turbines have been bought under a joint venture agreement between Kenetech and Indian company, Aban Loyd Chiles Offshore Ltd (Windpower Monthly, January 1995). Over the next two years, 200 of the machines will be exported to India, says Kenetech's Bud Grebey. An "immediate sale" of 80 turbines was announced two months ago with Aban Loyd Chiles, a subsidiary of Aban Ltd of Madras, a major engineering and construction company. Grebey also says that Kenetech will open an office in Madras within 60 days. India is considered to have more immediate renewables potential than anywhere else in the Third World and is currently one of the most active wind markets. The Aban Loyd Chiles joint venture is not part of the same agreement reported this month between Kenetech and KEI Energy (see story page 15).
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