Romax Awarded GL Gearbox Design Assessment
August 17, 2011—
Romax Technology has been awarded the GL Renewables (GL) A-Design Assessment for its new range of WT2000 licensed 2 MW gearboxes. Achieving this high level of certification means that the gearbox design has passed the most stringent independent requirements set for the wind industry and is another significant achievement for Romax Technology. The WT2000 2 MW gearbox is the fourth successful Romax gearbox and driveline which includes 1.5 MW, 2.5 MW and 3 MW. Romax is continuing to work with GL to ensure its latest designs meet with the high standards set by the GL guidelines with the aim of achieving further A-Design Assessment certification for designs in the range of 750 KW to 5 MW.
The 2 MW, WT2000 certification represents the culmination of successful collaboration between Romax, AMSC-Windtec and a number of key gearbox manufacturers. The gearbox will be manufactured by Romax customers in China, Taiwan, India and South Korea and has been designed for Windtec's WT2000FC and WT2000DF Wind Turbine Models. The Romax engineering design team has achieved compliance with the stringent guidelines set by GL, and has also delivered a gearbox design that meets the varying production criteria stipulated by each of the manufacturers within a very competitive timeframe. This has resulted in a refined, fully certified gearbox design, available in multiple regions which in turn will strengthen and improve the offering of the local supply chain.
"The WT2000 design is based on our licensable 2 MW wind turbine gearbox design," says Andy Poon, director of renewables at Romax. "Working closely with AMSC-Windtec and GL Renewables Certification has proven our design to be straight forward to certify and easy to produce in volume by many manufacturers."
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