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.
In addition to Scottish Power and Ventient Energy, another global developer will now also be working with the independent full-service provider Deutsche Windtechnik in the UK: Effective July 2018, Deutsche Windtechnik Ltd. is in charge of providing complete maintenance for wind farm Forss.
In a ceremony at its Glasgow headquarters on 9 November, leading British wind farm developer ScottishPower honoured Deutsche Windtechnik Ltd. from among some 3,500 suppliers in the Delivery of Services category as the company's best supplier during the last year.
The 61 turbines are located at the Causeymire and Farr wind farms in the north of Scotland. Both wind farms will be serviced from stations located nearby.
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.