The independent service provider Deutsche Windtechnik Sp. z o.o. and a joint venture consisting of the Japanese electric utility J-POWER and the Japanese Mitsui Group have signed a contract extension for a total of 24 Vestas V80 wind turbines. The agreement highlights the trust these companies are placing in Deutsche Windtechnik, which has been in charge of providing full maintenance for the wind farm in Kobylnica (Pomorskie region) since May 2013. The contract extension is set for a term of twenty years.
"We are delighted that we were awarded the contract extension with J-POWER/Mitsui. This step confirms the trust in our work in Poland to date," said Wojciech Luzniak, Country Manager of Deutsche Windtechnik Sp. z o.o.
New projects create trust on the Polish service market
Wojciech Luzniak is confident that the project will have further positive effects, and he also hopes to see wide-reaching benefits from the new agreement with J-POWER/Mitsui: "In our view, this contract is the best proof that we have carried out good service work in recent years." In addition to this confirmation of confidence from J-POWER/Mitsui, new contracts from Polenergia and Poland Wind Energy are also sending a strong signal to the Polish service market, which has been dominated by manufacturers up till now. "We have shown that independent service providers can offer a real alternative and compete with service by the manufacturer," Luzniak added.
Expansion of the service market in Poland
"We are prepared to take on more service contracts, and we have the manpower and infrastructure to operate throughout Poland. The recruitment of new staff will also strengthen the confidence of wind farm owners and operators in our commitment to deliver professional and effective service to the market," Luzniak said.back