Newshub - NUS' News Portal

Research partnership with global leader in wind energy

12 April 2011

GAMESA-NUS PARTNERSHIP: Inking the agreement were Gamesa's Chief Technology Officer José Antonio Malumbres (left) and Prof Lim Hock

LAUNCH OF TECHNOLOGY LAB: Gamesa representatives with partners from NUS, NTU and IMRE
Gamesa, a global leader in wind energy technology, is partnering NUS, Nanyang Technological University and Singapore's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) in three important research projects. The projects' launch was in conjunction with the opening of Gamesa's new technology centre focusing on advanced materials research.

"As leaders in technology, we are determined to offer our customers the best solutions for generating wind energy. We are convinced that our alliance with these institutions will help us to remain at the forefront of advanced materials research, a field in which our new partners are likewise a global benchmark," said Gamesa Chairman Mr Jorge Calvet.

Sharing about the significance of wind energy research, Prof Lim Hock, Director of the Division of Research Governance and Enablement, NUS Office of the Deputy President (Research and Technology) said: "As the world looks increasingly towards sustainable and renewable energy sources, the harvesting of wind energy via wind turbines becomes more important."

NUS engineering researchers will be working with Gamesa on the research and development of lightweight and strong fibre-reinforced composite materials and structures for wind turbines.

Gamesa is a world leader in the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of wind turbines, with around 21,000 MW installed in 30 countries on four continents and over 13,600 MW under maintenance. It has 30 production facilities in Europe, the US, China and India.