Lagerwey tightens Russian ties
Red Wind JV set up with NovaWind to supply turbines to local market
Dutch turbine manufacturer Lagerwey and Russian company NovaWind have set up a joint venture called Red Wind to supply wind turbines to the market in Russia.
NovaWind deputy director general Emin Askerov has been named the chief executive of Red Wind, with Sjoerd Sieburgh Sjoerdsma appointed managing director.
The wider management team will be assembled shortly, the JV partners said.
The JV announcement builds on a licensing agreement signed in June between the parties.
Red Wind will be responsible for the marketing, sales, delivery of wind turbines, as well as providing after-sales support.
It will also contract and provide qualification for the suppliers of NovaWind’s productions sites in Volgodonsk.
Red Wind has a current production programme for 388 turbines to be delivered out to 2022, with Lagerwey providing components for the first 60.
Lagerwey will contribute technology and expertise for 2.5MW and 4.5MW machines, as well as assisting Red Wind in training personnel to manufacture hardware and build wind farms.
Lagerwey chief executive Huib Morelisse asid: “This joint venture is a logical continuation in our joint effort building a solid and technologically advanced Russian wind industry.”
NovaWind is the new energy business unit of Russian nuclear giant Rosatom.