About Us

Global Wind Service (GWS) is one of the largest companies in Europe offering onshore and offshore installation and servicing of wind turbines around the world. And we do it with the right people, tools and flexibility to deliver the best possible solutions to the highest quality.

Our goal is always to meet and exceed our clients’ expectations. As a result, GWS has gained an excellent reputation and fast established itself as the preferred international supplier of qualified and skilled personnel to the global wind turbine industry.

Our track record to date includes wind turbine installations and service work in over 40 countries – from the United States, Finland, Germany and the UK to Morocco, South Africa, Australia, the Philippines and more.

We have established business units in seven countries, giving us the opportunity to be closer to our customers and react faster to local market requirements.

GWS employ around 600 people and we strongly believe in the long-term investment and development of our employees. Their knowledge and experience ensures that we are the best we can be for our clients.

History

Global Wind Service A/S (GWS) was established early in 2008 by Lars Bo Petersen and Michael Nielsen, both of whom had many years of experience in the wind industry – in the field and in the management of installation and service projects.

In 2009, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier acquired a 51% stake in GWS, extending a tradition dating back to 1848, when Fred. Olsen companies first entered the shipping and marine industry. That tradition of supplying the highest quality products and services endures to this day.

The fruitful partnership of GWS and Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has resulted in the rapid growth of GWS in both onshore and offshore projects. In 2010 GWS and Fred. Olsen Windcarrier established the joint venture Fred. Olsen Windcarrier A/S, and between 2010 and 2011 invested in eight crew transfer vessels. These were custom designed to transport service technicians, parts and tools to and from offshore wind turbines.

In 2014 GWS and the experienced high voltage company DELPRO joined forces to establish DELPRO Wind, offering clients independent or integrated solutions for high voltage work on wind turbines and wind farms.

Milestones

2008

Global Wind Service A/S is established in Fredericia, Denmark

New business unit opens in Poland

2009

UK business unit opens in King’s Lynn

Benelux business unit opens

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier acquires majority holding in Global Wind Service A/S

Turkish business unit opens

2010

Global Wind Service A/S and Fred. Olsen Windcarrier AS establishes Fred. Olsen Windcarrier A/S

2011

New business unit in Romania opens

2012

New business unit in Germany opens

2013

New business unit in South Africa opens

2014

June

GWS and DELPRO form joint venture company DELPRO Wind

2015

German business unit relocates to Flensburg

UK business unit relocates to Lowestoft.

2017

Turkish business unit relocates to Istanbul and a second office is established in Izmir.

Values

Be safe

We work proactively to continuously improve safety and we never compromise.

Act flexible

We are customer focused, and act flexible to deliver the best solutions wherever and whenever.

Take responsiblity

We speak honestly, take responsibility and act to deliver the highest quality and best solution for our customers.

Focus on people

We develop and care for people, being the heart of our business and the key to exceeding our customers’ expectation.

Causes

Fight Cancer

Global Wind Service (GWS) supports the fight against cancer. A huge effort is needed to research a cure for cancer and support those affected by the disease.

 

Memberships

Global Wind Service (GWS) values its membership and association with the following organisations:

Achilles
Achilles

Achilles creates and manages a global network of collaborative industry communities, allowing trading partners to share high quality, structured, real-time data. It is an independent partner providing validated data and insightful analytics to enable buyers to manage risk, and suppliers to increase market reach in their sector.

East of England Energy Group (EEEGR)
East of England Energy Group (EEEGR)

The East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) is the industry association for energy in the East of England, representing over 400 members across the supply chain. EEEGR are a non-profit, business-led group committed to the sustained development of the energy sector in the East of England and the continued success of our members.

WindEurope
WindEurope

WindEurope (previously EWEA) is the voice of the wind industry, actively promoting wind power in Europe and worldwide. It has over 600 members, active in over 50 countries, including wind turbine manufacturers with a leading share of the world wind power market, plus component suppliers, research institutes, national wind and renewables associations, developers, contractors, electricity providers, finance and insurance companies, and consultants.

RenewableUK (RUK)
RenewableUK (RUK)

RenewableUK is the UK’s leading not for profit renewable energy trade association. Our vision is for renewable energy to play a leading role in powering the UK.