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Fairhaven Wind Turbines Are 2005 Furhlander Turbines

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Jack Kelly

Jamestown, RI

#1 Jul 28, 2013


"A-Power existed as a near consulting firm, with a controversial background. They acquired the license for this turbine from a 3rd tier German manufacturer, Fuhrländer, who had little real success in Europe, but had great licensing success in Germany.
In fact, Fuhrländer provided the licenses for China's largest manufacturer, Sinovel, even though they could barely sell the turbine in Europe. Before these licenses, Sinovel barely existed."

"Instead of a further license with their partner Sinovel, for some reason Fuhrländer sold the license to a firm with no prior manufacturing experience, and a shady past, A-Power."


August 2012 by Sara Knight, Be the first to comment
On 8 May, chief executive Werner Heer replaced Fuhrlander as chairman of the company. Heer is central to business relations with Chinese companies through licensing agreements. This includes an agreement with Sinovel, signed in 2005, allowing it to build the Fuhrlander 1.5MW machine. At the Hanover industry trade fair in April, Chinese premier Wen Jiabao and German chancellor Angela Merkel both visited the Fuhrlander stand.

Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs
Thursday, June 27, 2013

Sinovel Corporation and Three Individuals Charged in Wisconsin with Theft of Amsc Trade Secrets
Theft of Trade Secrets Allegedly Cheated Amsc of More Than $800 Million
A manufacturer and exporter of wind turbines based in the People’s Republic of China, two employees of that manufacturer and a former employee of a subsidiary of AMSC, a United States-based company formerly known as American Superconductor Inc., were charged today with stealing trade secrets from AMSC causing an alleged loss of more than $800 million to the company, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin John W. Vaudreuil.

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