Moventas and PGC form gearbox service partnership to serve customers across All-Ireland
Moventas Gears UK Ltd is pleased to announce a new partnership with Precision Gear Company (PGC) for the servicing of the Irish wind turbine drive train market. The co-operation includes parties working together in servicing, refurbishment and replacement of kW, MW and MMW wind turbine gearboxes and associated drive train equipment across Ireland.
Ireland had a record year in new wind energy installations in 2016 when 384 MW was added to the existing wind power capacity, and the total installed base now exceeds 2,830 MW. The Irish wind turbine market comprises many turbine platforms with many different gearbox models; the ideal market type for this new and exciting partnership. Moventas and PGC will bring local, fast, and cost-effective services to the customers across All-Ireland and demonstrate the benefits of workshop location, resource capability, experience and innovative up-tower solutions. Fast and efficient OEM standard refurbishments for kW, MW and MMW gearboxes will be achieved utilizing joined up resources and workshops located in Toomebridge, Co L/Derry and at Huddersfield where the dedicated multi-brand 3.6MW Full Load Test Bench is available.
“It is my pleasure to announce that this partnership will leverage local footprint and capabilities in Ireland and the UK combined with Moventas’ global OEM multibrand expertise, benefitting customers across All-Ireland. The partnership model is in line with market demands striving for best in class service delivery, innovative up-tower solutions, improved reliability and platform coverage. All multibrand platforms are strategically important for our partnership including kW, MW and MMW. The Moventas ExtraLife solutions are available for many platforms such as the GE 1.5, Siemens 1.3 and 2.3, Gamesa, Nordex and many of the Vestas turbines”, says Craig Jones, Sales Director for Moventas Gears. The partnership means that PGC can provide fast service to kW class gearboxes in Ireland together with the availability of the MMW refurbishments at Moventas’ Huddersfield facility with its 3.6MW full load test bench, the only one in the UK.
“We are delighted to have this opportunity to work together with Moventas. We also aim to develop full gearbox changeover capability with turnkey projects for customers across the kW, MW & MMW platforms”, adds Richard Hogg, the Managing Director of PGC. Innovative up-tower service solutions and CMaS Condition Management Systems are available for All-Ireland customers providing maximum benefits from the partnership.
The Moventas and PGC partnership offers customers across All-Ireland the most competitive, efficient and strongest multibrand proposition for wind turbine gearbox service requirements.
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