The showing of independent service provider seebaWIND Service at HUSUM Wind was a great success. The trade fair, which took place from 15 to 18 September in Husum, brought the company new customers and enquiries about service contracts for Germany and abroad. The bankability of seebaWIND’s full maintenance contracts has been optimised – the company is now part of Deutsche Windtechnik. seebaWIND’s engineering department won over the visitors with its new control unit.
Independent service provider seebaWIND exhibited in the North Frisian town for the first time as part of Deutsche Windtechnik. The Bremen-based enterprise took seebaWIND over in June 2015. “The feedback was very positive”, said a delighted seebaWIND sales director Jörg Fuchs, adding: “The cooperation with Deutsche Windtechnik gives us access to the main players at home and abroad. In the four days of the fair alone we were able to establish contacts that give us the prospect of service contracts in 2016 for a total capacity of over 150 megawatts.”
Deutsche Kreditbank AG confirms seebaWIND as full maintenance provider
The joint full maintenance contracts of seebaWIND and Deutsche Windtechnik assure high yields. Under these contracts, all spare parts, including large components, can be delivered at short notice. Deutsche Windtechnik’s insurance concept additionally safeguards the contractual services in the event of mechanical breakdown and operational interruption. In addition to flexible maturities of up to 20 years after commissioning, the contracts also include exit options. This is what also convinced Deutsche Kreditbank AG (DKB), which financed its first wind project in 1996 and now looks after one of the biggest portfolios in Germany. “DKB confirmed our bankability at the trade fair and classified the financing conditions of our full maintenance contracts as manufacturer-standard”, explained seebaWIND managing director Severin Mielimonka. “This means that we are the alternative to the manufacturer from the very start.”
This does not just apply to service contracts, but also for upgrades and optimisation concepts: since 2014, seebaWIND has continuously expanded its engineering department and developed new solutions for increasing yields. The newest products include the WP 3100 Mk II control unit, which the service provider had developed in collaboration with Danish partner Mita-Teknik. The plant computer has a compact design, can provide system services and ensures higher yields. It is also DSL-capable ex works – another bonus point, bearing in mind that ISDN services are due to be discontinued in the near future. “There was a great deal of demand for the new control unit. The fair was definitely a great success for us”, said Fuchs.
Caption: seebaWIND and Deutsche Windtechnik show their services in Husum
Copyright: seebaWIND Service GmbH
About seebaWIND Service GmbH
seebaWIND Service GmbH, with its headquarters in Osnabrück and two additional service centres, is a manufacturer-independent service provider for wind turbines, specialising in Nordex, Fuhrländer and Senvion (formerly REpower) machines. Its scope of services includes technical management with 24/7 remote monitoring, service, maintenance and repair.
In June 2015, seebaWIND was taken over by Deutsche Windtechnik, a Bremen-based company offering a Europe-wide, one-source package for technical maintenance of wind turbines. Its system engineering focus is on machines produced by Vestas/NEG Micon and Siemens/An Bonus. The company works both onshore and offshore.
The deal with seebaWIND Service GmbH gives Deutsche Windtechnik AG an expansion of its plant expertise and an even better starting position for further growth in the international onshore and offshore service market. The merger has increased the number of Deutsche Windtechnik employees to 700.