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Bangalore, Aug. 23

Power and automation technology major ABB, on Monday, launched its fourth global wind power generator factory at Vadodara. The factory will supply wind power generators for Indian and global markets.

The new factory — employing around 150 people — will produce up to 100 units a month, with a rating of up to 2.5 MW.

Mr Ulrich Spiesshofer, head of ABB's Discrete Automation and Motion business, said, “With our comprehensive portfolio for the industry we are proud to contribute to the generation of clean power that will help countries meet their growing needs for electricity while reducing their emissions.”

India is currently the world's fifth-largest user of wind power. ABB supplies a variety of components and solutions for wind turbine manufacturers and operators: robots that paint the blades, motors, drives, transformers and low- and medium-voltage equipment located in the nacelle and the products and systems that connect the power to the grid.

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(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated August 24, 2010)
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