Moventas, one of the leading wind gear manufacturers and service providers, is expanding its network of high-quality wind gearbox service centers in North America by opening a service workshop in St Paul, Minnesota. With the addition of St Paul, Moventas is now within a day drive from nearly all of the installed North America fleet with locations in Oregon, Texas, Canada, and now Minnesota.
“Our four existing service and manufacturing facilities in North America are all located in the main wind energy corridors to offer our customers fast and responsive services,” said Mike Grunow, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Moventas Americas. “We are now excited to be investing in the Midwest with our St. Paul facility, where we are now local and able to apply our 35 years of experience as a leading wind industry service provider.”
The investment is part of Moventas’ service strategy, aiming to localize its operations and minimize wind farm owner lifecycle costs. Moventas services its own brand and most gearbox brands in the market, and will be able to serve clientele in the rapidly growing Midwest area with full capability.
Plans for an open house and customer tours of the new facility are scheduled for the summertime. In addition to its workshop service capability, Moventas plans to co-locate a custom Mobile Service Unit in the Midwest to carry out cost efficient up-tower field repairs. The self-contained, climate-controlled, mobile service units are available for field work including full helical and planetary replacements with specially fabricated Moventas tooling.
A Mobile Service unit will be on display at the AWEA Windpower 2015 show in Orlando on 18-21 May, 2015 on Moventas’ Booth 2841.
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