Deutsche Windtechnik supplies independent full service
Deutsche Windtechnik has been participating in an exciting development on the French wind energy market since 2016. All signs point to growth. This trend can be attributed in particular to government subsidies provided under the energy turnaround law (PLTE). This presents new opportunities and challenges for the service market, which is still dominated by manufacturers.
As an independently operating full-service provider, we are increasingly being seen as a serious alternative. Since Deutsche Windtechnik SARL was founded in September 2016, contracts for more than 100 wind turbines from the manufacturers Vestas, Fuhrländer, Nordex and Senvion have already been signed.
Correspondingly, the French business unit is investing in new teams and locations. However, cooperation with service teams in neighbouring countries will also be intensified in order to offer cost-efficient maintenance concepts for all types of manufacturers.
Deutsche Windtechnik is seeing strong growth in the number of Senvion turbines under contract. Service contracts have been signed for 110 additional turbines at 32 wind farms since the beginning of the year, ranging from type MM92 to type 6.2M. Deutsche Windtechnik's total portfolio of Senvion wind turbines now comprises 2,446 MW.
In France, Deutsche Windtechnik is seeing a significant increase in the demand for large component replacement from existing customers and new clients. In cases when time is pressing, Deutsche Windtechnik benefits from its comprehensive stock of main components, which includes not only parts that are readily available on the market but also relatively rare components, such as main shafts and bearings or exotic gearboxes that were only produced for a short period of time.
Independent maintenance provider Deutsche Windtechnik SARL is expanding its service for Senvion wind turbines in France as well. On behalf of the operations manager wpd windmanager, the company will begin providing full maintenance for seven Senvion MD77 turbines as well as four Senvion MM82s at the Ménil-la-Horgne and Méligny-le-Grand onshore wind farms on February 14, 2019. The contracts are designed for long-term full maintenance, including major components.
EuroCape is entrusting Deutsche Windtechnik with two windfarms that we manage in France. We chose Deutsche Windtechnik because it has experience with the specific type of wind turbines that we are operating. The company's technical expertise enabled it to recover satisfactory levels of availability and ensure that these assets remain profitable for their owners.