May 8th, 2009  |  Published in Press Releases, Top Stories


May 8, 2009


Samsung Heavy Industries, Co., Ltd., Cielo Wind Services, Inc. and Texas Wind Power Company reach agreement to demonstrate three (3) each 2.5MW wind turbine generators near Lubbock, Texas

Austin, Texas – Cielo Wind Services, Inc. (Cielo) of Austin, Texas, plans to install and operate three (3) each Samsung Heavy Industries, Co., Ltd. (Samsung) 2.5MW wind turbines near Lubbock, Texas.  Samsung will assign serial numbers 1, 2 and 3 of Samsung’s 2.5 MW wind turbine.  The project is planned to start construction in 2010 with full operations of all three turbines in 2011.  The project is planned to be named the Lubbock Wind RanchTM

“Lubbock, Texas, is an ideal location to prototype a new wind turbine generator in North America.” says Cielo’s President, Walt Hornaday.  Texas Tech University, based in Lubbock, provides the project with close access to world leading wind research and development staff.  Wind specialty contractors are concentrated in Texas to support the large operating fleet of wind turbines in place around the Lubbock area.   Further, the wind resource will test a prototype well and provide Samsung with good operating history for the entire market in the Great Plains area of the United States.

Samsung Heavy Industries, Co., Ltd is one of the world’s leading ship builders and heavy industry suppliers.  Samsung plans to provide commercial wind turbines to the North American market beginning in 2011.

Cielo Wind Services, Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cielo Wind Power, LP.   Cielo is a privately held company based in Austin, Texas, that provides services to develop, own and operate wind power facilities in the southwest.  Wind RanchTM is a registered trademark licensed to Cielo and represents the ideals the company embraces in taking necessary steps to minimize the impact of wind projects on farming, ranching and natural uses of the land.


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For more information, contact:

Virginia Rogan

Cielo Wind Services, Inc.
823 Congress Avenue, Suite 500
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 440-0305