Ziton, an operations and maintenance (O&M) service provider to offshore wind farm owners and turbine manufacturers, says it has won a three-year framework contract to carry out major component exchanges for Vattenfall at the developer’s offshore wind farms.
Both companies agree that this is a step in the right direction to enable a more efficient and cost-reducing offshore wind market.
Vattenfall says Ziton is “a conscious and easy choice as [a] partner,” working exclusively within the offshore wind sector and specializing in O&M.
Ziton CEO Thorsten Jalk says, “We have many years’ experience in all aspects of O&M planning and execution. Being dedicated to O&M, we have optimized the use of our jack-up vessels, and combined with this framework agreement, Ziton will be able to contribute to lowering the costs of operating offshore wind farms.”
Magnus Jansson, project manager at Vattenfall Wind Power, says, “We believe that signing a three-year contract for a major part of our wind farms with a preferred partner like Ziton will enable us to develop a long-term cooperation. That leads to lean and industrialized work processes where we can reuse and refine our learnings cross sites. This will make Vattenfall an even better and more efficient operator.
“With this new framework agreement, we will secure that we can maintain and operate our turbines at the lowest-possible cost and continue to deliver renewable energy at a competitive price,” he adds.