Gearbox Express (GBX), a provider of down-tower wind turbine gearbox remanufacturing services, says it has officially opened its new 43,000 square-foot facility in Mukwonago, Wis.
Gearbox Express technicians remanufacture the gearboxes to the latest revision level and then conduct a rigorous load test on its regenerative test stand, the company explains. The test stand is a critical component of its business model and was the largest focus for investment.
GBX also keeps an inventory of remanufactured gearboxes in its GBXchange program to allow for immediate swap-outs of gearboxes when they are being removed from the turbine.
"There are more than 26,000 active turbines in the United States, and it's a fact that the gearboxes will need replacing during their lifetime," says Bruce Neumiller, CEO of Gearbox Express. "The wind farm owners want their investments to keep running, so there's a tremendous opportunity for us to help protect and manage their assets.’