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 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).
Further 146 Gamesa wind turbines have been added to Deutsche Windtechnik’s Spanish subdivision as part of full service agreements. The G58 turbines with a total of 124 MW rated capacity are clustered in three wind farms in Castilla-La Mancha.
Spain is Europe’s pioneer in the production of green electricity. After a period of stagnation, the Spanish wind market is now picking up again. An important part of the upturn are new maintenance strategies that require close cooperation between the operator and the service provider and leave a lot of freedom for operator-specific needs and competencies. This and other topics in our special luftpost.
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.