ZF Friedrichshafen AG (ZF) says it has expanded its wind power services by becoming an authorized repair center for all legacy models of Hansen Transmissions gearboxes for wind turbine applications.
To support original equipment manufacturer and owner/operator turbine service across North America, the repair facility – located in Vernon Hills, Ill. – has received approval to expand its wind service operations, including load testing, material handling and manpower. In June 2011, the State of Illinois awarded ZF Services $1.6 million to support the expansion.
"With the addition of Hansen, ZF can now serve all the major global markets in North America, Europe and Asia with a product range that covers the entire megawatt spectrum," notes Scott Gardiner, director of Wind Services NA at ZF.
ZF Services combines both the global customer service activities and ZF Wind Power as an OEM gearbox supplier. The company has more than 76 locations in 36 countries.
ZF completed the acquisition of all remaining shares of Hansen Transmissions International in November 2011.