Moventas Plans Wind Service Shop In Minnesota

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Moventas, a leading wind gear manufacturer and service provider, has confirmed plans to set up a wind gearbox service workshop in St Paul, Minnesota, answering the growing demand of expert wind drivetrain service in the area.

Moventas will expand its network of high quality wind gearbox services in North America by opening a service workshop in St Paul, Minnesota. The new workshop will be opening by February 2015.

Moventas already has several U.S. locations but is now investing in the Midwest, where many wind OEMs are located. The investment is part of Moventas’ service stratagy, aiming to localize its operations and minimize OEM lifecycle costs. Moventas services its own brand as well as most gearbox brands in the market.

“With this investment, we will be able to serve our clientele with full capability … a full scale load testing facility, in this rapidly growing area,” said Antti Turunen, SVP of Moventas Service. “This underscores our position as a leading wind industry service provider.”

Moventas has a wind gearbox assembly facility and workshop in Portland, Oregon, a workshop and field team in Big Spring, Texas, a workshop and field team in Cambridge, Ontario in Canada and a 24/7 remote condition monitoring center in Chicago.

In addition to its workshop service capability, Moventas operates four custom-made Mobile Service Units across the country, carrying out cost efficient, extensive up-tower repair and overhaul. The self-contained, climate-controlled mobile workshops are available for field work including full helical and planetary replacements with specially fabricated Moventas tooling. One of the Mobile Service Units already operates within the Midwest region.
                    
      — Source: Moventas