SKF and Sinovel agree on partnership

The strategic partnership includes the optimization of the supply chain, training and further education of the members of staff, technical development efforts, design issues and resource management. Furthermore, SKF has concluded several contracts worth more than 330 million Swedish krona (around € 32.4 million) with Sinovel for main shaft bearings and sealing systems for 3 MW turbines, which will be delivered in 2010. Most of these bearings will be produced in the SKF factory at Dalian, in the Chinese province of Liaoning. SKF has expanded the factory by 25,000 m2, thereby doubling its production capacity.

The cooperation between the two companies started at the end of 2008 with the construction of the East Sea Bridge Wind Farm, China's first offshore wind farm. The first turbines were connected to the grid in early September.

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