A UK gear engineering and manufacturing company has won a Government scheme bid to support manufacturers developing next generation offshore wind technology.
David Brown Gear Systems has been granted £1.2 million to help develop its 7MW wind turbine gearbox in Yorkshire.
The low weight and compact gearbox is expected to improve cost of ownership and lower the cost of energy for wind turbine operators.
Ian Farquhar, Managing Director of Wind Energy at David Brown says: “We are delighted to have been awarded funding from the Offshore Wind Components Technologies Innovation scheme to help develop a wind turbine gearbox which aims to reduce the cost of energy for wind turbine operators by as much as 5%.”
They have signed a contract with a South Korean Company, Samsung Heavy Industries, who will use the new technology.