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The independent service provider Deutsche Windtechnik and the Danish project developer and operator European Energy A/S are expanding their cooperation in the area of onshore maintenance. The companies already have a number of existing agreements, and representatives of both companies signed an additional full maintenance contract for the Briesensee and Gaurettersheim wind farms on Wednesday at the Husum Wind trade fair. The agreement will run for ten years.
The new full maintenance contract will come into effect in 2019 and includes all maintenance activities in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications, including repairs and replacement of large components and rotor blades, if necessary. Deutsche Windtechnik guarantees an energetic availability for the turbines of 97 percent.
Long-term partnership with a view to the future
The companies have cooperated for a long time already, and European Energy A/S is once again putting full confidence in Deutsche Windtechnik. "Based on our previous experience with Deutsche Windtechnik, we are very interested in further expanding our good cooperation," said Jan Hendrik Wunsch, technical manager for wind turbines at European Energy A/S.
"Even though the exhibition halls had to be evacuated due to the storm with gale-force gusts, we were able to get together at the exhibition grounds on Wednesday and reach an agreement on the new contract. This speaks for our mutual trust and underscores our common strength of action," Deutsche Windtechnik Service's Sales Manager Boy Kliemann said regarding the unusual circumstances under which the contract was signed. The wind portfolio at the Briesensee wind farm in Brandenburg comprises eleven Vestas V90 wind turbines, each with a rated output of 2 megawatts, and the Gaurettersheim wind farm in Bavaria consists of two wind turbines of the same technology.