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Calnetix Announces New Subsidiary

Posted on June 29, 2005

Calnetix LLC has announced the formation of a new subsidiary company, Direct Drive Systems Inc. (DDS) that will produce and service a line of high-speed, high-power electric motors, generators and the necessary power electronics. The company will be based in Cerritos, California, U.S.A. and initially will focus on the U.S. natural gas pipeline compression and offshore oil and gas platform markets, as well as the shipboard power generation market.

DDS has developed and successfully tested its Frame 2, 2 MW electric motor product operating at 23 000 r/min and reports that it has secured long-term contracts with large global OEMs in the energy and natural gas sectors. Production of the Frame 2 product will begin in the first quarter of 2006.

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