Deutsche Windtechnik awarded maintenance contract for Vestas turbines in France

23.03.2017
  Deutsche Windtechnik provides service for more than 2,800 wind turbines throughout Europe. (Photo: Deutsche Windtechnik)
Deutsche Windtechnik provides service for more than 2,800 wind turbines throughout Europe. (Photo: Deutsche Windtechnik)

In June 2017, Deutsche Windtechnik's French unit will begin providing maintenance for V90 turbines from Vestas for the first time.

The 22 V 90 wind turbines that are covered by the contract generate a total output of 44 MW and are located in the regions of Picardy (10), Centre (6) and Brittany (6) in northern France. The contracts are for full maintenance. The agreement will initially run for four years, but there is an option to extend it.

The close proximity to the La Renardière, CDH and SPDM 1 / SPDM 2 wind farms, which already have maintenance contracts, makes it possible to use the existing infrastructure. Existing warehouses can be used for multiple wind farms, and this reduces the distances and work times of the teams.

The French unit Deutsche Windtechnik SARL was established just last year to strengthen the presence on the service market in France. Holger Hämel, who shares managerial responsibilities for Deutsche Windtechnik X-Service and therefore also for operational management of the French unit with Severin Mielimonka, said: "Our strong network enabled us to use our resources and expand our portfolio in France to include full maintenance for the Vestas turbines."

Deutsche Windtechnik SARL has already been awarded a number of contracts in northern France, and Mohamed Metahri, who serves as Country Manager at the French unit, is planning to open a subsidiary in Picardy, in addition to the headquarter in Châlons-en-Champagne. As part of this step, experienced technicians for Vestas, Senvion, Fuhrländer and Nordex turbines will be joining the French team soon.

Silke Funke / Deutsche Windtechnik

Similar Entries

Following the acquisition of Ria Blades, Siemens Gamesa has completed the purchase of selected assets from Senvion announced in October 2019. The acquisition of Onshore Service assets and IP was concluded in January 2020.

Renewables covered around 52 percent of gross power consumed in Germany during the first quarter of 2020. This all-time high was driven by a combination of one-off events. Preliminary calculations by the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) and the German Federal Association of Energy and Water Management (BDEW) yielded this figure. February’s record winds were followed by an unusually sunny March. Power consumption was also down by one percent from the same period last year.

Siemens Gamesa wind farm in Brazil (pict. Siemens Gamesa)

• Siemens Gamesa will supply global utility AES with 52 units of the industry leading SG 5.8-170, boasting the largest rotor in the segment. The turbines will operate at up to 6.2 MW.

(pict. SH Group A/S)

New easy-to-maneuver transportation solution enables safe, easy and secure transportation of large wind blades on rough and uneven surfaces.