SKF has signed a contract worth 20 million euros with WinWinD, a Finnish manufacturer of wind turbines. SKF will supply the main bearings for WinWinD’s three-megawatt wind turbines.
The contract, valid until the end of 2013, includes the delivery of the main bearing, engineered by SKF to optimize turbine performance and reliability. This extremely large two row tapered roller bearing, Nautilus, has a compact design that enables reductions in weight, friction and maintenance of the wind turbine.
SKF is also WinWinD’s developing partner in areas of lubrication, sealing and condition monitoring. The new contract strengthens this partnership and provides excellent opportunities to develop even more energy-efficient and optimized wind turbines.
“We are very pleased with this contract and the cooperation with WinWinD,” says Jukka Mäkinen, key account manager, SKF Finland. “The agreement gives us the opportunity to use the latest technology in developing wind turbines. Close cooperation with leading wind turbine manufacturers is especially important for us in this rapidly developing technology sector in Finland.”
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