Deutsche Windtechnik Inc., an O&M wind-service provider, is now active in the North American wind market. The goal of the experienced multi-brand specialist with European roots is to make the benefits of independent turbine maintenance available to U.S. operators and investors. In particular, operators can benefit from the new, flexibly designed maintenance concepts and the savings potential that goes along with them.
With over a decade of experience in Europe as a flexible partner for independent full service, Deutsche Windtechnik is now starting a new chapter in service history in the U.S.
“Service companies currently active in the market often function as subcontractors for OEMs,” explained Melf Lorenzen, Managing Director of Deutsche Windtechnik. “By contrast, Deutsche Windtechnik is an independent full-service provider on equal footing, and with its strong multi-brand expertise, the company can offer completely new options for operators and investors.”
Matthias Brandt, Board Director at Deutsche Windtechnik AG, added: “The healthy competition stimulates the market, and this not only leads to lower prices but also to better service performance and new products.
One key component of Deutsche Windtechnik’s business model is that it provides service for turbines from Vestas/NEG Micon, Siemens/AN Bonus, Nordex, Senvion, Fuhrländer, and Gamesa. This means it can service almost all common turbine types, including most of the turbines installed in the U.S.
On the other hand, the flexible maintenance contracts offered by Deutsche Windtechnik give operators decisive influence over the profitability of a project. Individually designed basic contracts, for example, give the operator the greatest possible influence over maintenance and repair processes at its wind farms. At the other end of the spectrum, minimum-risk full maintenance contracts give the customer an ‘all-round carefree package’ with guaranteed availability, which can also include replacement of large components on request.
As a result of the high demand and initial successful discussions with wind farm operators, preparations for the first jobs in the U.S. are now in full swing.
The first service technicians are now on duty, and sales and QHSE experts have also been added to the team to ensure optimal implementation of country-specific regulations. The team brings many years of experience in the American wind energy sector and are well prepared for the tasks ahead.
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