Communication Technology, Distribution Automation / Substation Automation, Renewable Energy, Wind

AMSC wins 5.5 MW control systems order for Doosan offshore wind turbines

AMSC won its first 5.5 MW electrical control systems order from Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd. (Doosan), South Korea’s premium wind turbine manufacturer.

“Doosan’s investment in AMSC’s wind turbine design and proprietary ECS aligns with South Korea’s commitment to renewable energy utilizing offshore wind power,” said Daniel P. McGahn, President and CEO, AMSC. “We are excited to be supporting Doosan with our 5.5 MW ECS.”

The 5.5 MW full conversion wind turbine design and prototype is the product of a joint development between South Korea-based Hyundai and AMSC. AMSC’s wind turbine ECS includes AMSC’s PowerModule power converters, pitch and yaw converters, SCADA systems and other power electronics.

They are designed to enable reliable, high-performance wind turbine operation by controlling power flows, regulating voltage, monitoring system performance and controlling the pitch of wind turbine blades to maximize efficiency.

AMSC is the exclusive supplier of ECS for the 5.5 MW offshore wind turbine. According to GlobalData’s Annual Wind Market Capacity report, the global offshore wind power market capacity is forecasted to grow to about 100 GW by 2030.