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Endiprev awarded with a maintenance contract in France

2018-12-1

Endiprev will start working with GE Renewable Energy in the maintenance of several wind farms in France.

New maintenance contract in France

Endiprev was awarded a maintenance contract by GE Renewable Energy. The team is going to perform O&M activities in several wind farms across France, for two years (2019-2021). Altogether, we will be working on 103 GE’s wind turbines, totaling up a capacity of 293MW. These wind turbines will be spread across 13 different wind farms in all the French territory:

  • Auvergne.
  • Champagne.
  • Britany.
  • Occitanie.
  • Centre.
  • South.

The scope of this project is to perform preventive and corrective maintenance on these wind turbine generators. Overall, the main tasks in the preventive maintenance work will be torqueing, tensioning, oil samplings, break in services, battery change-outs, and inspections. Whereas in the corrective maintenance, our team will be performing large correctives, components change-outs, gearbox and generators, and troubleshooting.

France is one of the countries in Europe with the most growth potential in the wind energy industry. In fact, the country is expecting to close 2018 with more than 15.3GW of cumulative capacity. According to the Global Wind Energy Council, France is the seventh country in the world with the most installed capacity. This year alone, France was the third-largest market, with 13% of new installations. However, there is still a long way to go for the country to reach its goal of producing 26GW by 2023.

Endiprev has around 40 field technicians working in France on a regular basis. Our activity in the country has been increasing over the years. Therefore, we are preparing to open a local subsidiary there over the next few years to be able to become even more responsive in addressing our local costumers’ needs.