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Goldwind USA to deploy wind turbines in Panama

CTBR Staff Writer Published 14 September 2012

Goldwind USA will supply GW 2.5MW Permanent Magnet Direct Drive (PMDD) wind turbines for the Penonome wind farm in Central Panama, under an agreement with Union Eolica Panameña (UEP).

The project in the province of Cocle is scheduled to complete in four phases and commence operations in 2013.

Goldwind Americas CEO Tim Rosenzweig said that the company will build the project in partnership with UEP.

"The Penonome wind farm represents Goldwind's commitment to the central and South American markets and will play a crucial role in Panama's impressive efforts to move towards a renewable energy future," he added.

Goldwind will undertake the supply, erection and commission of the wind turbines and power plant.

The company will also monitor the balance of construction and electrical interconnection to the local system.

UEP CEO Rafael Pérez-Pire further said, "The efficiency of Goldwind's advanced permanent magnet direct-drive technology and ability to meet the stringent Panamanian grid code requirements, make the Goldwind turbine an ideal fit for the Penonome site."