Wind Turbine Technology firm FUTURAWIND opens New Design and Engineering Office
Wind Turbine Technology firm FUTURAWIND opens new design and engineering office in Bakersfield, California, in close proximity to Tehachapi, one of the best locations in the state for wind turbine prototype testing and client training programs.
By: Jessica McKee
"Bakersfield is an unusually perfect fit for us at the moment for a variety of reasons," said Mr. Jody R. Shadden, President, adding, "we will be close to our headquarters in Los Angeles, close to both the Bakersfield and LAX airports, and most importantly close to an area where significant wind turbine projects are installed that we can use for validation testing of our designs." Mr. Shadden also noted that the wind energy workforce in the area is strong and that all key selection criteria were addressed in selecting the location for the design and engineering office.
Additionally, the company plans to partner with a wind turbine training company located in the area to provide client training programs covering all aspects of wind turbine manufacturing, installation, operation and maintenance, as part of their technology licensing package includes a comprehensive training course.
FUTURAWIND is currently designing a 1.5 MW wind turbine for Adithyawind Pvt Ltd in India, and in talks with several other potential clients for units ranging from 250 kW to 3.5 MW. The company enables their clients to begin production of wind turbines in less than twelve months, utilizing a highly refined toll-gate based design control process and design for six sigma (DFSS) methodology adopted from Mr. Shadden's experience working for General Electric in Spain and Clipper Windpower in California.
The design and engineering office location is 4705 New Horizon Blvd., Suite 3, Bakersfield, California 93313.
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FUTURAWIND is a wind energy technology research and development company that designs and engineers complete wind turbine generator systems ranging from 100 kW to 25 MW for the on- and off-shore wind energy markets. FUTURAWIND technology enables companies to enter the wind power industry as wind turbine manufacturers within one year via licensing and technology transfer. The company focuses on engineering highly reliable, low cost of energy wind turbines that feature maximum energy capture via the largest rotor diameters per power and wind class in the industry. Key design drivers include modularity for logistics and transportation optimization, progressive materials and design concepts, advanced component packaging, performance optimization, component weight reduction technology (feather-weight™)