American Superconductor Corporation (ASMC) is to provide wind turbine electrical control systems for South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, under a $10m initial order.

Doosan will use the systems in its onshore and offshore 3MW full conversion wind turbines.

AMSC will deliver the systems to Doosan between the middle of 2011 and the middle of 2012.

Doosan’s 3MW pilot model has been in operation at Korea’s Jeju Island since October 2009.

Global offshore wind accounted for only 2GW of the world’s 158GW of wind power installed at the end of 2009, according to industry research firm IHS Emerging Energy Research.