As per July 30th 2009, XEMC Windpower Co. Ltd. from Xiangtang, Hunan Province in China took over the assets of Darwind, the innovative Dutch developer of offshore Direct Drive windturbines.
XEMC Group is one of the largest manufacturing complexes in China, which enjoys a history of more than 70 years and possesses more than 1000 patents and intellectual property rights. XEMC employs more than 10,000 people and operates businesses in manufacturing of electric machines, heavy trucks, ship propulsion systems, electric locomotives for mining industry, light rail vehicles for urban transportation, water pumps, equipment for national defense and wind turbines.
As one of the fastest growing business sectors in XEMC Group, the wind group is one of the two leading suppliers of direct drive turbines on the Chinese market. XEMC has produced and installed more than 4000 units of 2MW wind turbines and has installed 2.5MW, 3MW and 4MW units in batches, of which more than 20 offshore units have been installed, including XD115-5MW, XE128-5MW, XE140-4MW and XE140- 4MW. XEMC2MW series turbines are, in China, the largest turbines in mass production. Current manufacturing capacity stands at 1000 units per year.
Darwind’s operations have been fully integrated with those of XEMC Windpower and by means of this acquisition the combined strength and know-how of both companies will be available to our clients worldwide. The newly established company is named XEMC Darwind B.V.