outstanding contribution toward industry advancements
London, UK (PRWEB) October 22, 2008
Clipper Windpower Plc ("Clipper") today announced that it has completed its 50:50 joint venture ("JV") agreement with BP Wind Energy for the development of the Titan wind project, a 5,050 megawatt (MW) wind energy development located in South Dakota. The project is expected to be constructed in multiple phases and, when completed, will be the world's largest wind facility.
The new venture has signed a Master Turbine Supply Agreement for the purchase of up to 2,020 Liberty wind turbines (if the project is fully built) from Clipper for the Titan wind project subject to pre-agreed conditions.
Under the terms of this agreement, in addition to wind turbine supply, Clipper would provide operations and maintenance services for the Titan Project for a period of five years.
Clipper's Liberty 2.5 MW wind turbine is designed to minimize unscheduled maintenance events over its 20-year life through a highly efficient, patented Quantum Drive® distributed generation power train and proprietary permanent magnet generator technology. Variable speed operation is achieved in a simpler and more efficient manner than standard wind turbines. The Liberty wind turbine was tested at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and in 2007, Clipper was recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy for its "outstanding contribution toward industry advancements" through an Outstanding Research and Development Partnership Award which recognizes the Liberty wind turbine for attaining "unparalleled levels of efficiency and reliability and reduced cost of energy."
About Clipper Windpower Plc:
Clipper Windpower Plc, http://www.clipperwind.com, is a rapidly growing company engaged in wind energy technology, turbine manufacturing, and wind project development. With offices in the United Kingdom, United States of America (California, Colorado, Iowa, and Maryland), Denmark, and Mexico and an ISO9001:2000 QMS Certified, 330,000 square foot manufacturing and assembly facility located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the company designs advanced wind turbines, manufactures its 2.5 MW Liberty wind turbine and actively develops wind power generating projects in the Americas and Europe. Clipper is a public company listed on the London Stock Exchange's Alternative Investment Market (AIM). Clipper's ticker symbol is CWP.
The ordinary shares of Clipper Windpower Plc are traded on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange and are not registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Such shares may not be offered or sold to residents of the United States or to persons acting on their behalf, or to other persons who are "United States Persons" within the meaning of Regulation S as promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, unless such shares have been registered under the Securities Act or there is an available exemption from registration.
For further information please contact:
Director, Global Communications
Clipper Windpower, Inc.
6305 Carpinteria Avenue, Suite 300
Carpinteria, CA 93013
Main: +1 (805) 690-3275
Direct: +1 (805) 576-1323
Fax: +1 (805) 899-1115
Cell: +1 (661) 301-0400
E:mail: mgates @ clipperwind.com