Hansen Transmissions International, an established global gearbox designer, manufacturer and supplier with a leading position in the wind turbine gearbox market, has announced that it has delivered the first gearbox from its new facility at the Beichen Hi-tech Industrial Park in Tianjin.

Delivery of the first gearbox from the new Chinese assembly and test facility has been achieved six months after the beginning of construction in September 2008 on a 250,000m² site in the Beichen Hi-tech Industrial Park in Tianjin. This first gearbox will be deployed in a 2.1MW Suzlon turbine.

The Tianjin facility will be modelled on Hansen’s dedicated wind turbine gearbox facility in Lommel, Belgium and will utilise the same manufacturing machines and processes.

Ivan Brems, CEO of Hansen Transmissions, comments, “The delivery of this first gearbox from our Chinese facility, on time and on budget, represents another milestone for Hansen. The facility in China will add to Hansen’s capabilities to supply high quality products in Belgium, India and China.”