Switching on frequently 2/2014


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Practically 100% of all new turbines use FPC

It’s taken awhile, but the wind power generation market has now come to the point that we’ve been prophesizing the entire time. And it seems our belief has proved to be correct.
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News

The Switch now a Yaskawa company

logo2_400x400Yaskawa Electric Corporation, a world leader in motion control and robotics, acquired The Switch to support both companies’ strategic objectives and strengthen their international presence. The Switch will play a key role in Yaskawa’s System Engineering Division, serving as a catalyst for long-term growth.
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The Switch to deliver full-power converter to Water Wall Turbine

PR.16.09Vantaa, Finland, September 16, 2014 – Vancouver-based Water Wall Turbine Inc. (WWT) has selected The Switch to provide a 500 kW full-power converter for its innovative self-floating power plant. This new commercially viable system extracts potential and kinetic energy from large, fast moving water currents for conversion into electric energy.
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More orders from major wind customersSeptember PR

Vantaa, Finland, September 2, 2014 – The Switch, a supplier of megawatt-class permanent magnet generator and full-power converter packages for wind power and other renewable energy applications, has received repeat orders worth several millions of euros from major customers in the company’s core business area of wind. These repeat orders signal a strong belief in the company and provide a solid order backlog as The Switch continues to advance drive train technology under new ownership of Japan-based Yaskawa Electric Corporation.
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Largest repeat order ever from long-term industrial customer

SRMVantaa, Finland, August 19, 2014 – The Switch, a supplier of megawatt-class permanent magnet generator and full-power converter packages for wind power and other renewable energy applications, has received the largest repeat order to date from Runtech Systems of Finland, a long-term customer in the industrial sector, one of the company’s core business areas. This repeat order signals a strong belief in the company and provides a solid order backlog as The Switch continues to advance drive train technology under new ownership of Japan-based Yaskawa Electric Corporation.
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WE Tech Solutions places additional PM shaft generator orders

Shaft-generator_300-dpiVantaa, Finland, August 18, 2014 – The Switch, a supplier of megawatt-class permanent magnet (PM) generator and full-power converter packages for wind power and other renewable energy applications, has received repeat PM shaft generator orders from WE Tech Solutions of Finland, a customer in the marine sector, one of the company’s core business areas. This repeat order signals a strong belief in the company and provides a solid order backlog as The Switch continues to advance drive train technology under new ownership of Japan-based Yaskawa Electric Corporation.

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Blogs

Co-juvenating our future

Co-juvenating? Ever heard of this before? It’s a new term based on the idea of “rejuvenating” that I created for The Switchians to capture the spirit for our future. It’s a new day, with a new owner – and an enhanced opportunity to succeed.
– J-P
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Uplifting wind in Hamburg

OK guys – I admit it – Hamburg WindEnergy was a success. Even though I am a strong fan of Husum, Hamburg has lifted wind power to a completely new level. In simple words: the event was very professional, but still had a good spirit.
– Jussi Vanhanen
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Talking Point

Sailing on gold by slashing operational costs

As cost pressures mount and environmental regulations become more stringent, the need for a novel and smarter approach is becoming ever more apparent. This is especially the case for multipurpose service vessels that operate primarily at partial load conditions. Instead of just tweaking conventional technology, such as induction motors, to try and invent a better solution, results prove that there’s a much better way to save on operational costs.
– Mika Koli
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On show

WindEnergy Hamburg 2014

The Switch participated at the new leading wind power exhibition called WindEnergy Hamburg 2014 from September 23 – 26.
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All onboard at SMM 2014 Hamburg

From September 9 – 12, The Switch presented its complete offering for the marine industry at the SMM 2014 Hamburg exhibition at a joint stand with WE Tech Solutions of Vaasa.
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Meet us

See you at China Wind Power 2014

logo_fnWhen: October 22-24, 2014
Where: China International Exhibition Center, Beijing, China

Learn more about our new product range, systems and solutions.