Ingeteam takes wind converter supplier top spot after record-breaking year

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Ingeteam has announced that it achieved a new record year for the deliveries of its wind power converters worldwide. With nearly 5 GW of new capacity added in 2016 alone, increasing the volume of deliveries by 32% compared to 2015, a total of 24,000 wind turbines, with an aggregate power of 36,414 MW, have been equipped with Ingeteam’s technology since 1995, making the Spanish company the world’s number one supplier of wind power converters.

Ingeteam’s record performance was particularly impressive in large emerging wind markets, despite intense competition. Deliveries to India and Brazil reached a peak volume of 1,268 MW and 837 MW, respectively, in 2016.

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According to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) of India, the country’s total wind power capacity has reached more than 28 GW, with an additional 3,612 MW installed in 2016 alone. Ingeteam ended 2016 with more than 35% of the wind power capacity installed in the country that year. To date, 9% of all wind power capacity in India is equipped with Ingeteam’s technology.

By December 2016, over 10,740 MW was being generated by wind farms in Brazil, according to data from GWEC. In 2016, installed capacity has increased by an additional 2,014 MW, which represents a 41% market share for Ingeteam for that year and 23% of the total market to date.

A few months ago, Ingeteam generated broad market attention with the introduction of INGECON WIND FIX2VAR SPEED, a ground-breaking autonomous power conversion system that increases the Annual Energy Production (AEP), lifetime and grid-performance of fixed-speed wind turbines by enabling them to transform to variable-speed machines to best match wind conditions.

Ingeteam also provides generators, turbine controllers, Condition Monitoring Systems (CMS), SCADA management systems and services for wind turbines up to 12 MW for onshore and offshore applications worldwide.

Source: Ingeteam