UFW signs wind turbine partnership

UFW Ltd has signed an exclusive partnership with Swedish wind turbine specialists ecWind.

UFW Ltd has won the UK and Ireland distribution rights for ecWind’s new 55kW wind turbine – which it says is one of the quietest and most energy efficient on the market.

UFW adds that the design of the turbine is unique in its belt-driven, rather than gearbox, technology, starting at 2.5m/second of wind against the standard 3 or 3.5m/second of other 55kW turbines. This makes it a perfect solution to businesses and landowners who want to reduce their energy costs as well as their CO2 output.

Tony Fitzwilliams, UFW Ltd commercial director, said: “We are very pleased to have partnered with ecWind as their 55kW plant is a unique and innovative machine.

“The wind energy sector is a fantastic area of potential growth for us in the UK and Ireland. We have conducted a thorough analysis of the wind power market worldwide, and found that ecWind’s product, designed and built in Sweden, is the best. We have full confidence in the Board’s ability to provide the optimal solution for energy production from wind in the UK climate.

“We have also secured a number of different funding options open market for a wider range of customers and we have placed our first order for ecWind.”

Thomas Nordström, ceo of ecWind, added: “Our collaboration and partnership bodes well for the future. We complement each other in a good way. We manufacture modern and high-tech wind turbines, while UFW markets, specifies and partners for installation.”