Independent maintenance provider Deutsche Windtechnik, based in Germany, will be expanding its business to include the North American wind market starting in January.
Its new U.S. subsidiary, Deutsche Windtechnik Inc., located in Houston, officially opened in November. Until now, Deutsche Windtechnik’s activities have concentrated on the European market.
Melf Lorenzen will head the American subsidiary. He served as country manager for the Spanish market at Deutsche Windtechnik for more than three years.
“UpWind and Availon were acquired by the manufacturer Vestas, so this means there is currently no independent maintenance specialist with the expertise to provide full maintenance in the USA,” says Melf Lorenzen, managing director of Deutsche Windtechnik Inc. “Our discussions with American operators have shown that our expertise as an independent service provider with international experience is an interesting alternative.”
In the long term, Deutsche Windtechnik is also aiming to expand into South America.