Greentech Lead Europe: Catch the Wind, a provider
of Optical Control Systems (OCS) for the wind industry, has
collaborated with Availon GmbH, an independent service provider for WTGs in the
megawatt class, to provide sales representation, installation and maintenance
services in the German market.
The OCS is a “next generation” wind turbine
control system for utility-scale wind turbines. From its position on top of the
nacelle, the OCS simultaneously measures wind speed and direction in the
free-stream inflow ahead of the turbine and uses this information to optimize
wind turbine performance, increasing energy output and reducing damaging stress
“This agreement represents a significant opportunity
to extend our turbine control products into one of the top wind energy
producing regions of Europe. Availon is a world-class independent service
provider in Europe and North America. We look forward to initial
successes in Germanyand then expanding our business into additional
markets,” said Jo Major, president and CEO of Catch the Wind.
Under terms of the Agreement, Availon will market Catch
the Wind’s products in Germany. Availon’s service organization will be
responsible for product installation and maintenance.
“We are pleased to work with Catch the Wind, a
leader in next-generation turbine control, to expand their business in the
German market. Availon is committed to bringing the best leading-edge,
cost-effective technologies to our customers to help drive improved return on
their turbine investments,” said Ulrich Schomakers, Availon’s CEO.