In Portugal, seven 1.5 MW machines will be operating by June at a site near Villa do Bispo in the Algarve, developed by German Unit Energy and a Spanish subsidiary, Picos Verdes. A further 14, 1 MW machines are set to come on-line in Cantabria, Spain, near Santander by August, developed by Pro Vento of Germany. Cantabrian wind has long been held up, however, by vehement pressure from ecologists.
Fuhrländer is also examining the potential of the Italian, Brazilian and Chinese markets and is looking at the African continent. Expansion in Japan is also on the cards, where is has supplied seven 250 kW turbines.