PowerWind and REETEC sign Framework Agreement for Services
PowerWind GmbH, a manufacturer of wind turbines, and REETEC GmbH, a service provider, have signed a framework agreement for the provision of services in Italy.
REETEC has an experienced service organization and it has been agreed that the company will perform all regular maintenance work, attend to any break-downs and make repairs at short notice to all PowerWind wind turbines in Italy.
Both companies intend to expand their partnership to include other regions too.
For PowerWind, as manufacturer of wind energy converters rated at 900 kW and 2500 kW, Italy is a core market. Italian customers have placed firm orders to buy more than 55 PowerWind turbines. REETEC is an ideal service-providing partner in the region.
Founded in 1996, REETEC is one of the top service companies operating in the European wind power sector; it has many years of experience and already services wind energy converters totalling over 800 MW of output, including turbines produced by nearly all the best-known manufacturers.
German-based REETEC has subsidiaries or representatives in Spain, Portugal, France and Italy. In the context of the partnership, REETEC will cooperate very closely with PowerWind’s international service centre in Bremerhaven.
“PowerWind GmbH has succeeded in establishing itself on the market because its products have sold well, particularly in Italy. We are absolutely convinced by the quality of the turbines, the technical concept and the excellent price-performance ratio. For the purposes of the joint framework agreement, the great ease with which the turbines can be serviced was especially important,” says Detlef Lindenau, managing partner of REETEC GmbH.
“The number of our international projects continues to grow. We are very concerned to ensure that, even if our turbines are installed in many locations, we can provide a full range of quality servicing. Therefore we are delighted to have found such an experienced, reliable and topquality partner for local servicing requirements in Italy,” says Stefan Heczko, managing director of PowerWind GmbH.
About PowerWind GmbH
PowerWind GmbH is a German company that produces wind energy converters with rated outputs of 900 kW and 2500 kW and which also supplies services specifically related to these products. This dynamically expanding company was founded in 2007 and is financed by Warburg Pincus, an international investor.
PowerWind GmbH has two locations in Germany, one in Hamburg, one in Bremerhaven.The 900 kW PowerWind 56 wind turbine has been in series production since January 2008 at the factory in Bremerhaven, one of the world’s most advanced manufacturing facilities. Series production of the 2.5 MW PowerWind 90 wind turbine unveiled in March 2009 starts in 2010.
D 20357 Hamburg
Tel. +49 40 27142 3176
Fax. +49 40 27142 3300
About REETEC GmbH
REETEC GmbH has been a presence in the wind power sector since it was founded in 1996; it is now a leading supplier of efficient services to the industry. The German-based company now has branches or representatives in France, Spain, Portugal and Italy. With over 200 people on the payroll, REETEC draws on comprehensive know-how and provides services for all relevant aspects of wind energy converters.
Kaufmännischer Leiter REETEC GmbH
Cuxhavener Str. 10
Tel: +49 (0) 421 – 399 87-29
Fax: +49 (0) 421 – 399 87-410
Internet: www.reetec.de / www.reetec.pt