Moventas Gears UK has announced the achievement of a significant milestone with the completion of the 3.6-MW Load Test Bench and MW Final Assembly centre during August 2016.
The gearbox specialist has made a capital investment in the 3.6-MW Load Test Bench, flexibly designed to accommodate Moventas’ multi-brand service approach. Supported by the UK government, the Huddersfield upgrade is part of a Regional Growth Fund initiative.
The Test Bench is now operational and ready to support customers with their multi-brand MW requirements. The dedicated MW Final Assembly centre also provides the latest workshop procedures and engineering capabilities to serve this growing multi-brand market.
Moventas is the first gearbox service partner in the UK to provide multi-megawatt full load testing, which is an essential part of most gearbox service operations. From now on, serviced gearboxes no longer need to be sent to mainland Europe for testing, which minimizes logistics costs and the carbon footprint.
With 35 years of wind-turbine gearbox experience, industry leading technology and state of the art manufacturing facilities, Moventas is ideally placed to support the servicing of the UK installed base of wind turbines from its modern, well equipped service facility in the centre of the country.
“I am proud to say that the UK wind industry can really benefit from our highly qualified service team, experienced in the service and repair of gearboxes for all makes of MMW wind turbines,” said Chairman of the Moventas Board, Jim McColl of Clyde Blowers.
Moventas can service as many as 20 different turbine brands’ gearboxes covering over 60 models. Focusing on the MW fleets, Moventas UK covers a large aspect of the market including Vestas V80 and V90, Senvion MM82 and MM92, Nordex N80 and N90, as well as the Siemens 2.3 and 3.6 turbines.
Moventas UK’s field service team routinely performs a wide range of up-tower inspection and service repairs and upgrades. The Moventas CMaS Condition Management System is used world-wide to provide 24/7 performance monitoring and asset management across its own portfolio of gearboxes and the multi-brand drive trains.
Moventas’ objective is to extend gearbox life on existing fleets, innovate with new gearbox technology for next-generation turbines and drive down O&M costs to reduce the total cost of ownership.
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