Deutsche Windtechnik's new approach is a breath of fresh air
For the most part, service and maintenance are still the manufacturers' domain in the UK but manufacturer-independent service for MW class wind turbines became a real option when Deutsche Windtechnik Ltd. was established in 2015. Very stringent QHSE and reporting requirements are standard for the UK market and Deutsche Windtechnik have the local infrastructure to deliver and meet customer expectations. Recognition from ScottishPower with its Best Services Provider Supplier Award 2017 and success with the RenewableUK Health and Safety Award 2016 are evidence of the company's successful entry into the market and its response to country-specific requirements.
Almost 80 employees currently look after wind turbines manufactured by Siemens/AN Bonus and NEG Micon. There is a UK-based engineering team and a major component replacement team, while several technicians are working on offshore projects alongside their colleagues from other companies within the Deutsche Windtechnik group.
Close cooperation with the entire corporate group provides a comprehensive network and a wealth of experience that enables the team to service turbines from other manufacturers as well.
The UK subsidiary of Deutsche Windtechnik is expanding its national portfolio by providing O&M for five wind farms operated by innogy Renewables UK. Besides Siemens, AN Bonus and NEG Micon, the independent service provider now counts also Senvion turbines as part of its knowledge base in the UK, and hence follows the path of the other Deutsche Windtechnik units.
Wind energy in the UK is picking up speed again. The market for the maintenance of wind turbines is also undergoing some changes. ISPs (Independent Service Providers) with their flexible service concepts have become a fixture in the UK during the past few years as well. Deutsche Windtechnik is on the cutting edge of these developments.
Wind energy in the UK is picking up speed again. Even though the market was formerly dominated by OEMs (original equipment manufacturers), ISPs (independent service providers) with their flexible service concepts have become a fixture in the UK in the past few years as well. Deutsche Windtechnik is on the cutting edge of these developments. This and other topics in our special luftpost.
Farr and Causeymire are important assets in the Ventient portfolio. During our discussions with Deutsche Windtechnik, we have been impressed with the capabilities they have developed in the UK and a willingness to work with their customers to help drive the operational performance of the wind farms.