InterEnergy has awarded a contract to Goldwind USA, a subsidiary of Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology, to provide 86 of its 2.5MW permanent magnet direct-drive (PMDD) turbines for the Penonome wind farm in Panama.


Goldwind USA has also been awarded a long-term maintenance contract for the 215MW Penonome wind farm.

Goldwind USA CEO David Halligan said "This sale is further evidence of the strength and technological advantages of the company’s 2.5MW platform and highlights its established track record of developing strategic relationships with key customers and local partners in each of the markets it serves."

"Goldwind is pleased to have completed this sale to InterEnergy Holdings and to assist in bringing clean and cost-efficient energy to Panama", Halligan added.

"A deal of this size with a well respected partner like InterEnergy, which is backed by the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation, speaks volumes to the efforts of our team and to the validity of our PMDD technology."

Goldwind has designed the 2.5MW PMMD wind turbine for high power generating efficiency, superior power quality and grid code compliance. The wind turbine significantly reduced maintenance and total operating expenditures, Goldwind claims.

The 2.5MW PMMD wind turbine incorporates a permanent magnet direct-drive design which reduces the number of high-speed rotational parts and avoids the sources of expensive faults that require crane mobilization.

Image: Goldwind’s 2.5 MW PMDD turbines operating in Panama earlier 2014. Photo: Courtesy of PRNewswire/Goldwind