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ABB opened wind power generator factory in Vadodara  

Engineering company ABB on Friday said it has opened a wind power generator factory in Vadodara, fourth such plant in India, to meet both domestic and overseas requirement of the equipment.

“The factory will supply wind power generators, a crucial component in wind turbines, to growing Indian and global markets,” a company press release said. The new factory, spread over 16,000 square meter, would produce up to 100 units per month with a rating of up to 2.5 MW and employs around 150 people, it said.

“Our energy efficient wind power generators will serve the growing need for components in the wind power industry globally,” Head of ABB’s Discrete Automation and Motion business, Ulrich Spiesshofer said.

“With our comprehensive portfolio for the industry we are proud to contribute to the generation of clean power that will help countries to meet their growing needs for electricity while reducing their emissions," Spiesshofer said.

At present, India is the world’s fifth-largest user of wind power, and investments in this form of renewable energy are expected to continue to grow in the years ahead. ABB supplies a variety of components and solutions for wind turbine manufacturers and operators. ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 1,17,000

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