Southern Europe is reaping the benefits of independent service by Deutsche Windtechnik
Southern Europe is enjoying the benefits of the independent service provided by Deutsche Windtechnik
The region is one of the leading markets in Europe for the wind industry, and Deutsche Windtechnik has been active there since 2014. Most wind farms located there are large-scale, the operator structure is highly concentrated and the rate of additional wind farm construction is low, and the market situation completely different than in Germany. Due to the acquisition of the Spanish company General Power Services, which has been active in that market since 2009, we now have the necessary know-how to adapt and build up our service portfolio to cater to the structures that exist in the country – including independent full service for wind turbines.
The fact that the company is now part of our corporate group enables it to offer the group's entire service portfolio and gives it full access to expertise, economic potential, purchasing terms and conditions, remote data monitoring, SCADA, contract management and much more.
We are currently one of the most relevant service providers in Spain and have more than 1000 wind turbines under maintenance contract, covering the main technologies (Vestas / Neg Micon / Gamesa / Siemens). According to the Spanish wind association maintenance survey 2018 and 2019, the company enjoys a reputation with its customers for providing the highest quality.
For the first time in its history, Deutsche Windtechnik has signed a contract to provide full maintenance for ten Gamesa G114 wind turbines. This makes the company the only independent service provider to support this type of turbine in Europe.
Deutsche Windtechnik is increasing its presence in the Spanish wind energy market: the company signed two new full-service contracts for wind turbines with a total output of more than 400 MW with major market participants in the field of renewable energies this month.
Since March 2021, the spanish unit of Deutsche Windtechnik has taken over the full maintenance of 30 G97 wind turbines from the manufacturer Gamesa. The service of this turbine type is new in the multi-brand portfolio of Deutsche Windtechnik.
For the ninth year in a row, Madrid based “Energías Renovables” (March issue, 2020) has conducted a survey asking wind farm owners to rate the O&M (Operations and Maintenance) performance of wind turbine manufacturers (OEM) and independent service providers (ISP).
Our service strategy ensures maximum responsiveness and availability. Staff at Innogy and Deutsche Windtechnik work closely together on a daily basis allowing us to react very flexibly to situations involving our 435 wind turbines in Spain. The result is an optimal cost-performance ratio.