To address the growing demand for multi-brand wind drivetrain services, Moventas has opened a wind gearbox service workshop in St. Paul, Minn.
According to Moventas, its new location is now within a day's drive from nearly all of the installed North America fleet with locations in Oregon, Texas, Canada and Minnesota.
The investment is part of Moventas' service strategy, aiming to localize its operations and minimize lifecycle costs for wind farm owners.Â Moventas services its own brand as well as most gearbox brands in the market and will be able to serve clientele in the rapidly growing Midwest area with full capability.
In addition to its workshop service capability, Moventas plans to co-locate a custom mobile service unit in the Midwest to carry out cost-efficient up-tower field repairs. The self-contained, climate-controlled mobile service units are available for field work, including full helical and planetary replacements with specially fabricated Moventas tooling.