First Brevini Wind 3 MW Main Gearbox left German Facility

Bad Homburg, (PresseBox) - Brevini Wind Germany has shipped its first 3 MW wind main gearbox prototype to WinWinD, a Finnish manufacturer of wind turbines. The 35 tons gearbox was tested and assembled in the German facility of Brevini Wind in Bad Homburg. Series production starting later this year.

After successful assembling and testing the first wind main gearbox made by Brevini Wind has left the facility in Bad Homburg, Germany. Only one year ago, Brevini Wind and WinWinD had signed the contract for development and manufacturing of the main gearboxes for WinWinD's three-megawatt new wind turbines. Brevini Wind Germany has developed the main gear box in close cooperation with the customer. The new design of the 3 MW gearbox brings remarkable weight reductions and performance improvements.

After having successfully terminated overload testing of the prototypes at Brevini Wind as well as field tests at WinWinD, later this year the series production will begin in the German plant.

"The delivery of this first 3 MW main gearbox marks a real milestone for us and shows the work done by Brevini Wind in the last two years. Our engineering and manufacturing team in both our plants in Germany and in USA have now reached an excellent level of competence which we will bring into the new projects", says Jacopo Tozzi, President of Brevini Wind.

Brevini Wind operations have significant competitive advantages in two locations, excellent design capabilities, two identical test benches of 6.4 MW, one in Brevini Wind USA and one in Germany, in house heat treatment and most updated manufacturing equipment.

Brevini Wind Deutschland GmbH

Brevini Wind is a part of Brevini Group; an industrial group that includes the Brevini Power Transmission (mechanical transmission) and the Brevini Fluid Power (hydraulic and oil-pressured transmissions) divisions. Brevini Wind is investing over $50 million for the new production plant in Yorktown, Indiana, enabling the manufacturing of a complete range of reliable and innovative main gearboxes for wind turbines, ranging from 0.9 MW to 3.5 MW and more. The production capacity will be >1000 main gearboxes per year.

Brevini Group - Company Profile

The group based in Italy is headed by Renato Brevini who started the company in 1960 in Reggio Emilia (Italy). Today the Brevini Group ranks among the most important international players in the Power Transmission industry with Brevini Power Transmission SpA in the sector of mechanical drive technology and Brevini Fluid Power SpA for hydraulic systems, and now in the wind power sector with Brevini Wind. For 2011 the Brevini Group plans a consolidated turnover of 520 million US dollars (more than 400 million euro) with a total of 1800 employees around the world, doing business in 21 countries through its own subsidiaries and in all the other major markets of the world with its 11 product lines.

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