AYER, Mass., May 31, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AMSC (NASDAQ: AMSC), a leading system provider of megawatt-scale power resiliency solutions that orchestrate the rhythm and harmony of power on the grid™, and protect and expand the capability of our Navy’s fleet, today announced it has agreed to deliver nearly $20 million of demand for its wind turbine electrical control systems (ECS) to Inox Wind Limited (Inox), including its 2-megawatt (MW) ECS and an order for its 3 MW ECS. AMSC expects to ship these systems over the course of fiscal year 2023.
“Due in part to our strong and growing partnership with AMSC, Inox was among the first manufacturers to produce 2 MW and now 3 MW class wind turbines locally,” said Devansh Jain, director of Inox Wind Limited. “The production of larger, more efficient 3 MW class wind turbines will provide us with the means to augment our market leadership. We remain committed to helping India bridge its power gap with high-performance wind turbines.”
Daniel P. McGahn, Chairman, President and CEO of AMSC, stated, “We believe this 3 MW ECS order marks the beginning of our next chapter with Inox Wind as they expand their offering to include an exceptional 3 MW class wind turbine. The wind energy sector in India is finding its footing, with strong support by private and public entities. We renew our commitment to supporting Inox’s growth through our proprietary technology that can enable our partners to deliver superior products to the marketplace. We are encouraged to begin scaling up production for Inox Wind and to support our partner’s complete wind turbine product line with our proprietary ECS products."
According to GlobalData, the Indian onshore wind market capacity is forecasted to add over 35 GW by 2030.
3 MW ECS
AMSC has received a $5 million dollar order from Inox for its 3-MW class wind turbine ECS. AMSC expects to initiate shipments for this order beginning in fiscal year 2023 and to complete these shipments within the fiscal year.
Under the terms of the exclusive license agreement for AMSC’s 3 MW class wind turbine design in India between AMSC and Inox, Inox has agreed that AMSC will be the exclusive supplier of ECS for Inox’s 3 MW class wind turbine.
AMSC’s 3 MW class wind turbine design is certified as having a 3 MW power rating (according to GL2010 onshore guidelines). AMSC’s 3 MW class wind turbine may operate up to 3.3 MW under certain grid conditions and certain ambient temperature conditions.
2 MW ECS
AMSC has agreed to provide nearly $15 million of 2 MW wind turbine ECS to Inox. AMSC expects to initiate shipments for this purchase beginning in fiscal year 2023 and to complete these shipments before the end of fiscal year 2023.
AMSC and Inox have modified their relationship, transitioning from a long-term strategic ECS supply agreement to standalone ECS supply contracts.
AMSC’s 2 MW class wind turbine design is certified as having a 2 MW power rating (according to GL2010 onshore guidelines). AMSC’s 2 MW class wind turbine may operate up to 2.15 MW under certain grid conditions and certain ambient temperature conditions.
About Inox Wind Limited
Inox Wind Limited is a leading wind energy solutions provider in India. Inox Wind is a fully integrated player in the wind energy market servicing Independent Power Producers (IPPs), Utilities, and Power Sector Undertakings (PSUs). Inox has four state-of-the-art manufacturing Plants in Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh with manufacturing capacity of 1,600 MW per annum. Besides manufacturing and supply of Wind Turbine Generators (WTGs), Inox Wind offers services such as wind resource assessment, site acquisition, infrastructure development, erection and commissioning, and long-term Operations and Maintenance (O&M) of wind power projects. Inox Wind Limited is part of the INOXGFL Group. The INOXGFL Group is a nearly USD 5 BN dollar conglomerated with a legacy of more than 90 years. INOXGFL operates primarily through four publicly listed companies, namely Gujarat Fluorochemicals Limited (GFL), Inox Wind Energy Limited, Inox Wind Limited and Inox Green Energy Services Limited. The Group primarily focuses on two business verticals - chemicals and renewable energy. With a global presence and a strong distribution network, the Inox GFL Group constantly strives to enhance its value for all its stakeholders. More information is available at www.inoxwind.com.
About AMSC (NASDAQ: AMSC)
AMSC generates the ideas, technologies and solutions that meet the world’s demand for smarter, cleaner … better energy™. Through its Gridtec™ Solutions, AMSC provides the engineering planning services and advanced grid systems that optimize network reliability, efficiency and performance. Through its Marinetec™ Solutions, AMSC provides ship protection and is developing propulsion and power management solutions designed to help fleets increase system efficiencies, enhance power quality and boost operational safety. Through its Windtec™ Solutions, AMSC provides wind turbine electronic controls and systems, designs and engineering services that reduce the cost of wind energy. The Company’s solutions are enhancing the performance and reliability of power networks, increasing the operational safety of navy fleets, and powering gigawatts of renewable energy globally. Founded in 1987, AMSC is headquartered near Boston, Massachusetts with operations in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. For more information, please visit www.amsc.com.
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