According to DeWind, the balance of the order, another five turbines, will ship within the next two weeks. The turbines have been moved to Houston for ocean transport to Chile.

The turbines were completely assembled in Round Rock, Texas by Teco Westinghouse under the terms of the commercial manufacturing agreement established by DeWind, said the company.

Robert Rugh, president of DeWind, said: “We transferred the D8-2000 production to Teco Westinghouse in 2008 and these turbines are the first to come off the line. Teco Westinghouse did a good job of adapting the flexible turbine assembly line to complete these units.”

Earlier in the first week of December 2008, Composite Technology Corporation (CTC) announced that its subsidiary, DeWind, has completed the mechanical commissioning of the 2 megawatt D8.2 wind turbine sold to Hilltop Power LLC and erected in Pipestone County, Minnesota. All mechanical commissioning were complete and the turbine would complete electrical commissioning and synchronization with the grid before year end once the local power grid connection comes on line. Power was being sold to Xcel Energy on a local distribution line for use by local customers.

Composite Technology Corporation, based in Irvine, California, USA,
develops, manufactures and sells electrical transmission and renewable energy generation products through its subsidiaries.