SKF signed 20 million euros contract with Finnish wind turbine manufacturer

2010 March 22, 11:00 CET

SKF has signed a contract with WinWinD, a Finnish manufacturer of wind turbines, worth 20 Million Euros. SKF will supply the main bearings for WinWinD's three-megawatt wind turbines and the contract is valid until the end of 2013.

The contract includes the delivery of the main bearing Nautilus engineered by SKF to optimize turbine performance and reliability. Through its compact design it 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 gives excellent opportunities to develop even more energy efficient and optimized wind turbines.

- We are very pleased with this contract and the co-operation with WinWinD. The agreement gives us the possibility to use the latest technology in developing wind turbines. Close co-operation with leading wind turbine manufacturers is especially important for us in this rapidly developing technology sector in Finland, says Jukka Mäkinen, Key Account Manager, SKF Finland.

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