Medium and Megawatt wind turbine specialist, ICE Renewables, based in Yorkshire, have just signed up its second wind turbine manufacturer in a month, this time with PowerWind’s USA and European broker to become Sales Partner for the UK market.
ICE Renewables become the first Sales Partner in the UK for the German engineered PowerWind wind turbine. In a deal set to take advantage of the popular and growing 500KW wind turbine market ICE already have customers with consented sites and in planning for this solid, reliable high-tech and high yielding wind turbine.
“The recent removal of contract restrictions on our turbine portfolio has meant that we are delighted to announce the addition of the PowerWind 500kW onto our books. It is proving a very popular machine because it has the highest energy yield (up to 3% more) of all the other comparable wind turbines in the same class, due to its large rotor diameter. This genuine 500kW turbine has a full converter concept making it easier to integrate into most grid connections and a small nacelle which fits into a normal 40 feet container for an easy transport to nearly all sites,” says Julian Martin, ICE Renewables, CEO. He goes on to explain, “It isn’t just about the power output and wind speed but also blade length and the PowerWind has the largest swept area with 2464m2. Anyone going into planning with a similar turbine needs to speak to us about this quality German engineered machine. Developed in 2007, this turbine has been sold all over the world with over 80 units sold across Europe and 600MW going up in India alone over the next year indicating the strength of the turbines performance and the PowerWind business.”
Marilyn Heib, PowerWinds** representative Head of Sales Europe/ USA and Sales Manager UK adds, “We have been talking to ICE Renewables for some time and are delighted that they are now in a position to become our Sales Partner in the UK. They are a well-respected professional company with great credentials in the UK. They understand the sector and customers’ needs and can offer great support and services for anyone looking to install a wind turbine. We wanted to choose a partner who could offer a complete wind turbine package of support for customers and ICE has proven themselves to be proactive and successful at what they do.”
Both companies followed the signature of their contract with an ICE Renewables/PowerWind Open Day at the AMRC with Boeing site in Rotherham. The event was sold out, showing the strength of interest in the PowerWind product and 500kW wind turbines. Further Open Days are planned for 2014. The next Open Day will be in Ebbw Vale, Wales on Thursday 6th of March 2014.