China's CSR-ZELRI Orders 100 Sets of Wind Turbine Core Electrical Components from AMSC

CSR-ZELRI Accelerates Production of 1.65 Megawatt Wind Turbines

American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: AMSC), a leading energy technologies company, today announced that it has received a multi-million-dollar order for 100 sets of its wind turbine core electrical components from China's CSR Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Research Institute Co., Ltd ("CSR-ZELRI"). The company will use the components in 1.65 megawatt (MW) wind turbines designed by AMSC's wholly owned AMSC Windtec® subsidiary. Under the terms of the contract, AMSC expects to ship all of the core electrical components by the end of calendar 2009 to support CSR-ZELRI's increased production of wind turbines.

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