The new contracts have a term of five years with the option of extension. Clea Hamm, Managing Director of IWB Energie France, said: "IWB is pursuing a long-term strategy. We want to operate our wind turbines as long and sustainably as possible. That is why preventive maintenance is very important to us. The service contracts with Deutsche Windtechnik are designed for a maximum service life of 30 years. We are glad to have found this experienced service partner and are looking forward to further collaboration with the company."
Full maintenance with a view towards prevention
Sofiane Lesbet, Managing Director of Deutsche Windtechnik's French unit said: "We are very happy that we can now offer our Enercon service competencies in France as well. We began taking care of important issues affecting some of the turbines during special deployments at the end of last year. Preventive maintenance has been important to us from the very beginning: We do not just take action when a part is broken and the system has to be taken offline. Instead, we check the condition of crucial components during every maintenance deployment and monitor their condition around the clock as part of system monitoring. This allows us to evaluate which service life-extending measures are important to ensure operation in the medium term but also, if strategic planning calls for it, in the long term."