Winergy – the market leader right from the start

Our company developed out of the successful wind-energy business unit of A. Fried. Flender AG. In 2001, Winergy was established to satisfy the booming global demand for wind-turbine drive systems, and we have been a key global player ever since.

Milestones in the Winergy story

1981 

Beginning of the development of gearboxes for wind turbines

1984 

Beginning of the serial delivery of approximately 5,000 gearboxes for U.S. wind-farm projects

1991 

Delivery of the first gearbox with a power rating of one megawatt 
Launch of the first offshore wind farm with Winergy components 

2000

Commissioning of the new assembly plant in Voerde-Friedrichsfeld

2001 

Foundation of Winergy AG
Foundation of Winergy Drive Systems Corp. in Elgin, Illinois, and startup of production in the U.S.

2003 

First five-megawatt prototype
Commissioning of six-megawatt test bench
Implementation of test laboratory -40/+40 C

2004 

Commissioning of the 7.5-megawatt test bench

2005 

Foundation of Winergy Drive Systems Ltd. in Chennai, India: production begins in India Commissioning of five-megawatt generator test bench

2006 

Foundation of Winergy Drive Systems Ltd. in Tianjin, China, and startup of production in China 
Commissioning of two 3.5-megawatt test benches, one each in Elgin and Tianjin

2007 

Commissioning of most powerful test bench worldwide with a power capacity of 14 megawatts

2008

Significant extension of global assembly capacities
6.5-megawatt gearbox prototype
Foundation of Winergy's R&D Center in Aachen

2009

First installation of Condition Diagnostics System
Commissioning of new plant in Elgin, Illinois
50 gigawatt installed base worldwide

2010 

Introduction of Multi Duored gearbox

2011 

Introduction of Hybrid Drive

2012

70,000 gear boxes globlally installed

2013

Installation of the first gear unit prototype with journal bearings

2014

100 GW gear unit power rating supplied  worldwide

2016

Delivery of the most powerful offshore gear unit in the world featuring  8 MW

 
 
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