This week: Availon takes over maintenance of three wind farms

Availon GmbH, the worldwide leading multibrand service provider for wind turbine generator systems (WTGs), has been commissioned by Breeze Two Energy GmbH to carry out the full service for a total of 18 turbines with a combined rated capacity of 27 MW.

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Rheine, 09/14/2011. Availon will take over the full maintenance of GE® turbines of the “Breeze Two“ wind farm fund initially launched on the capital market in 2006. As part of this agreement, Availon guarantees a 97% availability of all turbines over a period of ten years.

Levanto Service GmbH with offices in Darmstadt and Bremen is a wholly owned subsidiary of the British power producer “International Power/GDF Suez“ and is responsible for the technical and commercial management of wind farms owned by Breeze Two in Central Europe. The WTGs maintained by Availon are located at the wind farms Neu Zauche (approx. 30 kilometers northwest of Cottbus), Rülfenrod in the Vogelberg district (Hessen) and Undenheim in the county of Mainz-Bingen.

The Full Service Agreement signed with Breeze Two includes 24/7 remote monitoring, maintenance and servicing, fault removal, as well as the supply of spare parts for all 18 turbines, each providing an output of 1.5 MW. In addition, Breeze Two agreed to Availon installing its grid coupling contactor upgrade in all WTGs and inspecting the base frames of the turbines.

For Ingo Daniel, Head of Customer Management at Availon, the agreement with Breeze Two demonstrates that within the sector, there is an increasing demand for comprehensive service concepts providing a long-term relationship with a reliable service partner. “In view of the enforced change to the energy policy in Germany, more and more owners and operators opt for long-term full service concepts in order to achieve maximum energy yields over the entire lifetime of their WTGs. This is certainly also one of the reasons why Breeze Two has signed a Full Service Agreement with us for a period of ten years.“

Breeze Two’s decision to rely on Availon to provide a full maintenance service in future is also based on the positive experience already gained in the past with the Rheine-based service provider. “Availon has maintained eleven turbines of the Neu Zauche wind farm for a number of years, during which time the company has repeatedly demonstrated its capability. In the end we awarded the contract for all three wind farms to the company because of its convincing full service concept“, explained Dietmar Hanser, O&M Manager of Levanto Service GmbH.

About Availon GmbH:
Since its formation in 2007, the current Availon GmbH has established itself as the leading multibrand provider of WTG maintenance services. Apart from focusing on the German core market the company is consistently extending its global strategic position.

At present, the full-service company, based in Rheine, operates with over 170 employees in Germany, Spain, Italy, and the USA.

Availon GmbH currently maintains more than 1,000 MW worldwide.

The company´s proactive, complete service for WTGs includes the entire operational value-added chain, from remote monitoring and maintenance, the provision of spare parts and troubleshooting up to the optimization of wind turbines.

Availon GmbH is the first independent WTG service provider to be fully certified by Germanischer Lloyd in all processes required for the servicing operation.
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