UpWind Solutions, a North American full-service provider for the wind industry, and Suspendem Inc., a Canadian turbine O&M provider, have recently teamed up to form a strategic relationship. As part of the partnership, Suspendem will offer UpWind’s Vortex Generator (VG) Solution to the Canadian wind market for the first time.
UpWind has already partnered with aerodynamics’ expert, SMART BLADE, and blade-protection company, 3M, to deliver the best-in-class VG technology to turbine rotor blades. To date, the VGs have successfully increased Annual Energy Production (AEP) by 1-3% for 10+ turbine technologies.
UpWind has also developed a proprietary installation process with SMART BLADE that’s customized to each turbine’s blade type. It uses precise installation lines, repeatable installation procedures, and adhesive from 3M that can last the life of the turbine.
With guidance and training from UpWind, the strategic alliance lets Suspendem offer this same custom installation process and provide the VG Solution to both parties’ customers in Canada.
”This is an important expansion of our VG solution into the Canadian market. We’re excited to have Suspendem join our team, where they are positioned for exceptional service and support in the Canadian market.” Jason Shelby, VP Services.
Suspendem is a leading Canadian provider of at-height services and performs specialized inspection, repair, and maintenance services for the wind energy industry.
“Suspendem is pleased to add UpWind’s VG Solution to our gamut of O&M service offerings for the Canadian market. We will utilize our experienced, pan-Canadian service teams to install this VG solution and help Canadian wind farm owners increase AEP with a short return on investment,” said Bill Talbot, Managing Director at Suspendem.
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