The Finnish company Moventas, a leading wind and industrial gear manufacturer and service provider, has completed a wind turbine drivetrain service project in the mountains of the Swedish tundra. According to Moventas, the project involved the repair of a 3MW turbine and included extreme weather and lifting conditions as well as workshop repair and a replacement gear.
The repair work was undertaken thanks to the early detection of damage to a wind turbine by the Moventas CMaS Condition Management System. According to Moventas, it has now started an even more challenging service project for Vindpark Vänern, including the full drivetrain service of four offshore turbines in Sweden’s largest lake, the Vänern. Again, damage in the wind park was detected early on with CMaS.
The project is planned by ÅF Industry in Karlstad and includes the refurbishment of four damaged 3MW drivetrains, two of which will be replaced with Moventas replacement gears. This encompasses project management, partial crane services, disassembly and assembly on-site and commissioning, oil changes, special tooling and four full factory services with refurbishment of components.
“While the cranes wait on-site, the factory repairs need to be fast-track. We have proved that we are able to carry out these extreme projects successfully,” says Antti Turunen, Moventas’ Vice President of New Service Products. CMaS will also be installed in all the turbines, complete with a remote diagnostics service from the Moventas Remote Center in Finland.
According to Mats Enmark from Vindpark Vänern Kraft AB, being able to implement a rapid exchange is a prerequisite for keeping down production losses as much as possible. “This has been part of the decision to use a service partner who acts quickly and takes a lot of responsibility,” says Enmark.
Moventas is part of the global engineering group Clyde Blowers and has 930 employees in 14 countries and a worldwide partner network.