Vindeby wind turbine gearbox impresses visitors at Husum Wind
In Husum one meets the people who work directly with the products and are the heart of the wind industry. It’s thus an ideal place for Winergy to present its solutions for the service and maintenance of gearboxes for wind power plants. This was evident in the booth, which attracted many visitors every day of the fair and offered space for technical discussions about drive technology in the wind industry. The hook for many discussions was the gearbox exhibit from the first offshore wind farm in Vindeby, Denmark. The PEAK 4250 gearbox had been operating in a 450 kW turbine there for 25 years, with no outages, before it was decommissioned this year, along with the entire plant. Visitors were impressed with the condition of the gearing after such a lengthy operational time. They could view the inner workings of the gearbox through a plastic case, which was created specifically for the trade fair exhibit.
At a time when turbine manufacturers and wind farm operators – more than ever before – need to keep manufacturing and energy production costs low in order to win bids and keep their electricity competitive within the market, the reliability of the gearbox is of tremendous significance. After all, it is one of the key components. In addition to product quality, the right service and the maintenance is also decisive. At its booth, Winergy service experts presented this portfolio of replacement parts, replacement gearboxes, and repair options and established valuable contacts for a further expansion of the service business. Husum Wind was thus, from Winergy’s perspective, a complete success once again this year.