Press Release

The Eye of the Wind welcomes the world

British Columbia's wind energy icon and newest technological marvel, The Eye of the Wind, was inaugurated in Vancouver – the venue of the Winter Olympic Games at a special event attended by Hon’ble Premier Gordon Campbell, and over two hundred local and international dignitaries on the 5th of February , 2010. The launch of Vancouver's first commercially viable wind turbine provides an enduring symbol of Grouse Mountain's commitment to sustainability, and sets an example in alternative energy innovation for the world to see. The  active parts of the generator of  Eye of the Wind  were manufactured by Leitner Shriram Manufacturing Ltd, Chennai, India


A product of Leitner Technologies, the  LEITWIND Eye of the Wind, is a one of its kind in the world wind electric generator equipped with an elevator accessing a panoramic view POD .


Leitner Technologies and Shriram EPC Limited, India, a US 200 million Turnkey Engineering Project company with specialization in the Process & Metallurgy, Renewable Energy and Municipal Services  have set up an Indo - European joint venture, Leitner Shriram Manufacturing Limited in Gummidipoondi near Chennai.


This facility is the  global manufacturing hub of the mega watt class LEITWIND Wind Electric Generator. This state- of- the- art manufacturing facility, set up near Chennai with an investment of US$430 million (approx) is set in a sprawling 20 acre campus employing over 300 people.


Shriram EPC a US $ 200 million company that has a tradition of highly imaginative engineering capabilities is a one-stop solution in design engineering, procurement, construction and project management services. Shriram EPC, (which employs over 500 technically qualified personnel including 300 Engineers) a part of the Chennai based Shriram Group-- has partners from across the globe and has been executing projects in core areas of renewable energy, process metallurgy, and municipal services for blue- chip clients across the country and the continents.



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