Romax success in Taiwan – 2MW gearbox design for TECO

Romax Technology are to design a 2MW wind turbine gearbox for TECO’s exclusively licensed AMSC Windtec FC-2000 wind turbine, as well as providing crucial manufacturing and certification support. The contract follows Romax’s successful technical seminar and test rig design project with ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute) in Taiwan.

With the TECO project already underway, Romax have delivered the final design and manufacturing drawings ready for manufacture and prototype testing early in the new year. Romax certification and manufacturing experts will be on hand throughout this period to provide support where required.

With a strong manufacturing base, Taiwan is quick to recognise the opportunity for investing in wind energy manufacturing to satisfy demand at home and abroad. The Bureau of Energy under the Ministry of Economic Affairs has set a target of renewable energy contributing to 10% of Taiwan’s overall electricity generation by 2010, and wind power is expected to make up to 80% of that renewable energy contribution, and TECO are the latest company to take up the supply chain challenge.

TECO Electric & Machinery Co., Ltd. was established in 1956 as a local motor manufacturer. The company has since grown to a global organisation with offices in Europe, Asia, North America, Middle East and Africa with a fully diversified product portfolio of automation and motor products. TECO are taking full advantage of the current opportunities in wind energy and has ambitions to be the largest turbine manufacturer in Taiwan.

Romax, globally renowned technical consultant and experts in drivetraina dn design analysis, have an excellent track record in supporting companies looking to enter the wind turbine manufacturing or component manufacturing market. “Our global experience base means we are the perfect partner for companies like TECO.” says Andy Poon, Director of Renewable Energy. “We are able to draw upon our vast experience across markets and distil that knowledge into world class solutions. We’re confident that our work with TECO will enable them to become successful in both domestic and international wind energy markets.”

TECO Electric & Machinery Co., Ltd. was established in 1956 and originally started out as a local motor manufacturer in Taiwan. TECO is now a global organisation with offices in Europe, Asia, North America, Middle East and Africa. This global giant has expanded from motor manufacturer into many different industries including; Industrial Motors Industry, Home Appliances, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Key Component Manufacturing, Infrastructure Construction, Investment, Smart Card System Integration and Logistics Services.

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