American Superconductor Corporation has received new orders for wind turbine core electrical components and full wind turbine electrical systems from companies in Canada and China that are in the process of adopting and scaling up manufacturing of wind turbines designed by AMSC's wholly owned subsidiary, AMSC Windtec.

Dongfang Steam Turbine Works, the third largest wind turbine manufacturer in China according to the China Wind Energy Association, has placed its first order for complete electrical systems for four 2.5 megawatt (MW) wind turbines it plans to manufacture and test in early 2009. AMSC Windtec is developing a portfolio of 2.5 megawatt (MW) wind turbines under a contract it received from DTC in March 2007.

"This series of new orders for wind turbine core electrical components further validates our AMSC Windtec business model," said AMSC founder and CEO Greg Yurek in an issued press statement. "AMSC Windtec helps to quickly establish new wind turbine manufacturers by providing wind turbine designs and helping with local sourcing of core