Romax Technology is to open a new Technical Centre in Colorado in June, in response to the growing demand for their technical consultancy services from the US wind energy industry.
Located in Boulder, Colorado, a nationally recognised hub for wind energy technical excellence and innovation the facility will provide a centre for Romax's wind engineering excellence enabling the delivery of key projects with local wind energy clients and partners.
Adding to the company's 10 worldwide offices, and complimenting an established technical and sales team in Troy, Michigan, the facility will focus solely on the delivery of products and services for wind energy.
Recent growth in the US wind industry has created strong demand for Romax's wind energy products and services which include component and system level drivetrain design and simulation, as well as manufacturing, testing and certification support.
Over the past 4 years, the US wind energy market has earned its position as one of the largest in the world, with domestic and foreign manufacturers all aspiring to meet the needs of this fast growing market says Dr Ashley Crowther, US Engineering Director for Wind Energy at Romax.
The Technical Centre will initially provide support to important American wind initiatives such as NREL's Gearbox Reliability Collaborative as well as assisting wind turbine and component manufacturers to supply exceptional products to the US market. The first long term technical partner to be supported by the new Romax Technical Centre is Boulder Wind Power (BWP).
Identifying Romax as a key technical partner, BWP intend to design, develop and eventually manufacture large multi-megawatt, direct drive wind turbines. Romax will lend their expertise to achieve a reduction in development time, providing BWP with design, analysis, dynamics and instrumentation experience for the whole direct drive turbine drivetrain.