San Diego-based EDF Renewable Services (EDF RS) and U.K.-based Romax Technology have signed a partnership agreement whereby EDF RS will provide labor specialists for Romax's technical and engineering services.
The companies say the partnership will combine Romax's technical knowledge in drivetrain design, wind turbine reliability and independent engineering with EDF RS' field technicians and experience.
EDF says Romax regularly supports most of the top 20 wind owner/operators in the U.S., with a focus on building technology in its Romax InSight division to improve turbine reliability and better manage the costs of failure. By working closely with EDF RS, the firm will be able to faster scale its InSight technology.
"After running many projects with EDF RS, such as portable vibration, inspections and on-turbine engineering, it was clear they were the right partner," says Ashley Crowther, vice president of Romax InSight. "By jointly supporting clients on predictive and preventative maintenance activity, as well as end-of-warranty services, together we will bring a lot of value to our clients."
Kurt Christensen, EDF RS' business development manager, adds, "Partnering with Romax allows each of us to use our core competencies to create hybrid offerings. This is an excellent opportunity, as both organizations have a strong presence in the Americas as well as Europe, and both organizations continue to grow with the global expansion of wind."
EDF RS says it provides O&M services to more than 8 GW of wind, solar and biomass projects across North America.