Timken introduces solutions for sustainable wind power

RP news wires
Tags: bearings

Leveraging organic investments sustained during the recession to expand both its wind power offering and capacity domestically and internationally, The Timken Company this week introduced what is for the company a record number of new product developments for the industry at the 2010 Windpower Conference and Exhibition.

Timken, the 110-year-old market leader in proprietary alloy steel and power transmission components and systems, is the only company serving the wind-energy industry with engineering and manufacturing in both competencies critical to the sustainable performance of wind turbines.

Timken also retooled and expanded facilities in Asheboro, N.C., and Tyger River, S.C., to serve its customers, in addition to existing wind bearing production in Wuxi, China; Chennai, India; and Ploiesti, Romania. This week, the company began shipping its initial production from a new plant in Xiangtan, China. Timken also provides clean steel from its facilities in Canton, Ohio, for its own production and various wind-energy components for other customers.

Now working with the world's leading wind turbine manufacturers at varying stages of development, Timken has established a supply chain that is unrivaled in the breadth of manufacturing and service locations around the world dedicated to serve the industry.

"From engineering investment, to our manufacturing and service capabilities in every part of the world, Timken is in the best position to deliver exceptional value and lifecycle support to customers who are developing the next generation multi-megawatt-class turbines," said Christopher Coughlin, president of Timken's Process Industries Segment.

Among technology innovations Timken is highlighting at the 2010 Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition in Dallas are: