18.12.2013

Millionaire subsidy for manufacturing components for wind turbines

Authorities from the Science portfolio and members of the public-private consortium in charge of the management of the project signed the agreement for its execution.

Millionaire subsidy for manufacturing components for wind turbines

The president of the National Agency for Science and Technology Promotion, Armando Bertranou (center) with authorities and representatives of the consortium.

The National Agency for Science and Technology an agency of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, granted a subsidy for the amount of $ 23,594,496 to a public-private consortium to fund a development project, prototype design and series manufacturing of wind turbines components of high power electricity. The subsidy is granted within the framework of the 2013 Fund of Sector Technological Innovation of Energy, administered by the Argentinean Sector Fund Agency in the scope of the Agency.

The project aims at serial production of major parts for wind turbines, including high quality, low maintenance and high durability generators (turbines). The initiative will be taken forward by a public-private consortium comprising the National University of La Plata (UNLP), the Ministry of Production, Science and Technology of the province of Buenos Aires, the administrative body of the Astillero Río Santiago and the Company Metalúrgica Calviño S.A. The comprehensive management of the project will be in charge of the Ministry of Production, the UNLP will provide expertise in the areas of mechanical engineering and aerodynamics, the Astillero Rio Santiago will contribute with its large scale production capacity and the Metalúrgica Calviño will provide knowledge of the wind energy sector and experience in manufacturing large-sized equipment.

The consortium according to the agreement shall implement the initiative in 24 months and will provide the amount of $ 24,386,461, as counterpart, therefore the total investment in the project will amount to $ 47,980,957. During the meeting, the agreement was initialed by the president of the National Agency for Scientific and Technological Promotion, Armando Bertranou; the minister of Production, Science and Technology of the province of Buenos Aires, Cristian Breitenstein and the president of the Astillero Río Santiago, Héctor Scavuzzo, among other authorities and representatives of the institutions of the consortium. 

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The president of the National Agency for Science and Technology Promotion, Armando Bertranou (center) with authorities and representatives of the consortium.

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