Deutsche Windtechnik has received two service contracts from British wind farm project developer ScottishPower for the next 10 years.
The signing of the contracts for a total of 34 wind turbines highlights the trust being placed in Deutsche Windtechnik, which has already been supporting 73 Siemens 2.3 MW turbines within a scope of full maintenance contracts since August of last year.
The new contracts are set for three years – with the option of two extensions. The gained wind farm Hagshaw Hill II has 20 SWT-1.3-62 model wind turbines from the manufacturer Siemens. For the wind farm Wether Hill, with 14 turbines of the same type, the contract also includes the scheduled 10 years maintenance programme.
Deutsche Windtechnik board member Matthias Brandt said: "We are delighted that we have been able to win more contracts with the customer ScottishPower. This step confirms the trust in our work in Britain to date.
"The proximity to the Black Law location and the teams there allows us to achieve significant synergy effects and optimum organisation whilst guaranteeing our performance.
New projects create trust on the British service market
Deutsche Windtechnik CEO Billy Stevenson said: "For us, these contracts are the best proof that in the last three quarters we have carried out good service work in the Black Law and Beinn an Tuirc 2 wind farms."
As well as this confirmation of confidence from ScottishPower, these contracts also send a signal out to the British service market, which until now has always been dominated by manufacturers. We have shown that independent service providers can offer a real alternative and can compete with the services of the manufacturer."
The specialists at Deutsche Windtechnik have even honoured country-specific challenges, such as QHSE Standards and extensive reporting requirements, in their projects to date.
Stevenson speaking positively of the situation, said: "With our in-house developed NCCAPA reporting app, for example, we can fully address the needs of the market. Winning second place for this development in the Renewable UK Energy Health and Safety Award 2015 shows that we are heading in the right direction,"
Expansion of the service market in Britain
Stevenson continued: "We are prepared to take on more service contracts and have the manpower and infrastructure to operate throughout the UK. A new central warehouse, already in planning, will also provide wind farm owners and operators with confidence in our intentions and commitment to delivering a professional and effective service to the market."
52-year-old Stevenson has been CEO of Deutsche Windtechnik in Britain since March 2016. Previously he built up the service network of ENERCON Services UK in the UK as its CEO.
With this relevant experience, he plans to prepare Deutsche Windtechnik optimally for the upcoming challenges, cooperation and expansion of the company.