Moventas boosts its service offering in the UK, with great interest and demand on the full load test bench in Huddersfield.
Moventas completed a substantial upgrade in its facility in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, during 2016. The 3.6MW full load test bench was designed and installed to accommodate Moventas’ multi-brand service approach. The electrical, closed-loop arrangement incorporates a fixed slave unit, and through the use of adaptors is able to replicate the gearbox setup in the turbine. This results in an extremely flexible arrangement capable of supporting a broad range of gearboxes.
Since the test bench was commissioned 18 months ago, a large range of multi-brand gearboxes from the MMW platforms have been successfully tested for validation prior to being installed up-tower.
– Our team has been able to answer the growing requirements of the local market with improving costs, logistics and fast response to customer requirements. We are pleased to report that we have refurbished and full load tested a significantly higher volume of multi-brand gearboxes through 2017, says Craig Jones, Sales Director Moventas UK&I. The newly refurbished MMW Final Assembly Centre together with the Full Load Test Bench represented a significant investment by Moventas strategically positioned to serve the UK & Irish market both onshore and offshore.
In support of growing market needs, the UK Service team has been strengthened by two additions: David Sadler has been appointed as Field Service and CMaS engineer. Ewan Turnbull has been appointed as Business Development Manager working within Craig’s team to continually improve the sales channels with customers across the UK & Ireland.
Moventas can service over 20 different turbine brands’ gearboxes covering over 60 models. The Moventas CMaS Condition Management System provides 24/7 performance monitoring and asset management, suitable for all types and brands of wind gearboxes. Moventas’ objective is to extend gearbox life on existing fleets, innovate with new gearbox technology for next generation turbines and drive down O&M costs to reduce the total cost of ownership.
For more information, please contact:
Moventas Gears UK&I
+44 7764 967 180