Companies will test laser wind sensing technology on a 2.0 MW turbine
MANASSAS, VA, Sept. 11 /CNW/ - Catch the Wind Ltd. (TSX-V: CTW.S),
developer and manufacturer of the Vindicator(R) laser wind sensor (LWS) and
other sensor products, announced today that it has signed a research and
development agreement with Gamesa, a worldwide leading manufacturer of wind
The two companies have mutually agreed to determine the feasibility of
using a Vindicator(R) LWS unit mounted on an operating Gamesa G8X 2.0 megawatt
turbine for performing forward wind measurement functionalities.
"Our agreement with Gamesa is a significant breakthrough for us," said
Phil Rogers, President and CEO of Catch the Wind, Inc. "Working closely with
one of the world's leading turbine manufacturers will allow us to develop a
stronger understanding of all facets of the wind energy market."
"In the Gamesa Technology Development, our mission is to evaluate any
potential emerging technology that could be of interest. In this case, we will
determine the extent to which these leading edge measuring devices can help
our turbines to produce more and in better conditions," said a Gamesa
The project will take place on a commercial wind farm located in the US,
still to be determined.
Gamesa is a company specializing in sustainable energy technologies,
mainly wind power. It is the leading company in Spain and situated among the
world's three most important wind turbine generator manufacturers.
Gamesa has installed more than 16,000 MW of its main product lines in 20
countries spread out over four continents. The annual equivalent of this
production amounts to more than 3.45 million tons of petroleum (TPE) per year
and prevents the emission into the atmosphere of over 24 million tons of CO2 a
The Company has production centres located in Europe, China and the
United Sates with an international workforce of around 7,000 employees.
Gamesa USA has two manufacturing centers in Fairless Hills and Ebensburg,
Pennsylvania with roughly 900 people employed in the U.S. The company is
represented by the United Steelworkers Union.
About Catch the Wind Ltd.
Catch the Wind Ltd. is a high-growth technology company headquartered in
Manassas, Virginia. The company was founded in 2008 to develop and manufacture
the Vindicator(R) laser wind sensor.
Catch the Wind serves the commercial market sector for laser based wind
sensor systems, recognized as the "gold standard" in wind measurement. The
company is focused on becoming a major contributor in making clean, renewable
wind energy more affordable and profitable. For more information, visit
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