Availon recently announced that it has won a 124-MW maintenance contract for two Italian wind farms from Alpiq Holding Ltd., the Swiss energy group that owns and operates the two farms. The full service-maintenance contract runs for a 10-year period, and covers 62 Gamesa wind turbines.
Both wind farms are located in Sicily. Availon have taken over responsibility for the maintenance of the wind turbines, after the expiry of the wind farms warranty period. The 40 MW Enpower 3 Wind farm consists of twenty 2 MW G8X Gamesa turbines, located in Cattolica Eraclea, in the Agrigento region. The 84 MW Aero-Rossa wind farm, located in Cammarata (AG), Castronovo di Sicilia (PA) and Vallelunga Pratameno (CL), close to Palermo, has been in service since September 2011. It consists of forty-two 2 MW G90 turbines.
The “Complete Modular” maintenance service agreement includes all planned and unplanned maintenance work except for main component failures, as well as technical and energetic availability guarantees. Alpiq, which fully owns the two wind farms, has secured an extensive spare parts inventory, which will be used be Availon to provide a maintenance service at the highest standard of efficiency and quality.
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