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17th May 2017 DELPRO Wind wins attractive contract with Siemens Gamesa in Germany 

DELPRO Wind, the joint venture company of Global Wind Service (GWS) and DELPRO, was recently awarded a contract by Siemens Gamesa to deliver medium voltage commissioning for half of the Siemens Gamesa’s onshore wind turbine fleet in Germany throughout 2017. Prior to the awarded contract, DELPRO Wind had just completed two onshore projects for Siemens Gamesa, most recently ...

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DELPRO Wind, the joint venture company of Global Wind Service (GWS) and DELPRO, was recently awarded a contract by Siemens Gamesa to deliver medium voltage commissioning for half of the Siemens Gamesa’s onshore wind turbine fleet in Germany throughout 2017.

Prior to the awarded contract, DELPRO Wind had just completed two onshore projects for Siemens Gamesa, most recently in Naundorf and Nordmentzhausen, and based on the high quality and high degree of flexibility delivered during these projects, Siemens Gamesa chose DELPRO Wind as a close commissioning partner for a larger part of their fleet in Germany.

“We are extremely proud of this contract and look forward to team up with Siemens Gamesa on a more regular basis during the rest of 2017. Our highly skilled technicians are the backbone of our service and the primary reason why we are able to deliver at such a high level each and every time. During the previous projects for Siemens Gamesa, the technicians were ready to take on the task at a very short notice, and upon completion they showed an excellent quality in their work,” said CEO of DELPRO Wind, Jacob Rath.

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18th April 2017 Global Wind Service UK Ltd. installs at Rampion

Fully equipped with gear and experience a team of Global Wind Service UK LTD (GWS) technicians is currently working on the installation phase of Rampion Offshore Wind Farm, the first offshore wind farm on the south coast of England. The full scope of work for GWS includes the installation, and mechanical and electrical completion of a proportion of the turbines. Once ...

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Fully equipped with gear and experience a team of Global Wind Service UK LTD (GWS) technicians is currently working on the installation phase of Rampion Offshore Wind Farm, the first offshore wind farm on the south coast of England. The full scope of work for GWS includes the installation, and mechanical and electrical completion of a proportion of the turbines. Once completed, the wind farm will consist of 116 V112.3.45 MW wind turbines. A proven 3MW Vestas platform, which the GWS technicians have significant experience with, most recently the Nobelwind offshore wind farm.

“We are pleased to continue developing our partnership with MHI Vestas on yet another exciting project. Being awarded the Rampion project contributes to an accelerated learning curve on this project as we have been able to utilise our technicians, competencies and insight from Nobelwind,” said CCO Michael Høj Olsen, GWS.

“With a workforce of around 100 UK based technicians, we are also pleased to be able to support the Rampion project with local content,” said Morten Holm, UK Area Manager, GWS.

The 400MW project being built by E.ON, the UK Green Investment Bank plc and Canadian energy company Enbridge, will, when complete provide enough electricity to supply the equivalent of around 347,000 homes a year. Rampion is due to be completed and fully operational in 2018.

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17th March 2017 Global Wind Service installs 32 Siemens turbines in 13 weeks

  The last Global Wind Service (GWS) technicians are getting out of their work clothes while enjoying a successful installation of 32 Siemens 3.2-130DD turbines in southern Australia. Construction started on 1 December 2016 and GWS completed the installation of phase II at Hornsdale Wind Farm in just 13 weeks – despite a hot South Australian summer period. Together with Siemens ...

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The last Global Wind Service (GWS) technicians are getting out of their work clothes while enjoying a successful installation of 32 Siemens 3.2-130DD turbines in southern Australia. Construction started on 1 December 2016 and GWS completed the installation of phase II at Hornsdale Wind Farm in just 13 weeks – despite a hot South Australian summer period. Together with Siemens site management, our experienced GWS technicians have performed well and we have been awarded with phase III as a direct result of our successful cooperation, starting 15 May 2017. Phase III will consist of 35 x Siemens 3.2-130DD turbines.

“By being awarded phase III in the Hornsdale Wind Farm, GWS has once again demonstrated our willingness and ability to develop our competencies, providing the right teams and keeping pace with the needs of our customer in a rapidly evolving industry,” said Lars Petersen, CEO of GWS.

Neoen partnered with Siemens Wind Power Pty Ltd Australia to further its goals for renewable energy alternatives. Hornsdale Wind Farm will generate approximately 1,050,000 megawatt hours of clean, renewable electricity into Australia’s national power grid each year, powering 180,000 homes. This will be the equivalent of taking either 290,000 cars off the road or planting 1,900,000 trees.

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15th February 2017 Global Wind Service relocates and expands in Turkey

Global Wind Service (GWS) recently relocated to new office facilities within Istanbul and has established a second office in Izmir. “Istanbul has historically been a bridge between Europe and the Middle East,” says Hakan Caglayan, Area Manager for GWS’s Turkish operations. “And our Istanbul office will act in the same way, bridging the gap between the European wind market and that ...

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Global Wind Service (GWS) recently relocated to new office facilities within Istanbul and has established a second office in Izmir.

“Istanbul has historically been a bridge between Europe and the Middle East,” says Hakan Caglayan, Area Manager for GWS’s Turkish operations. “And our Istanbul office will act in the same way, bridging the gap between the European wind market and that of the Middle East.”

An approach which, among others, has resulted in GWS installing the very first wind turbine in Saudi Arabia earlier this year.

In order to keep pace with the development GWS also opened a second office in Turkey in the Izmir region last summer. It serves as a project and operations base with a warehouse, whereas the Istanbul office houses the commercial, finance, HR, IT and legal departments.

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27th January 2017 Global Wind Service installs first wind turbine ever in Saudi Arabia

In January, GWS installed the very first wind turbine in Saudi Arabia. A highly experienced installation and project management team were deployed from GWS’s Turkish business unit to the gulf state to install a GE 2.75-120 wind turbine. The wind turbine has a power output of 2.5MW, a blade tip height of 145 metres, and will supply enough energy to ...

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In January, GWS installed the very first wind turbine in Saudi Arabia. A highly experienced installation and project management team were deployed from GWS’s Turkish business unit to the gulf state to install a GE 2.75-120 wind turbine. The wind turbine has a power output of 2.5MW, a blade tip height of 145 metres, and will supply enough energy to power 250 Saudi households. A bulk plant in Turaif will be powered by the new system, which is projected to reduce the amount of diesel fuel needed to power the plant by some 18,600 barrels of oil annually.

By installing the first wind turbine in Saudi Arabia, GWS is taking an important step, in cooperation with General Electric (GE) and Saudi Aramco, towards increasing the global renewable energy footprint. Saudi Aramco partnered with GE to promote wind power and further its goals for renewable energy alternatives – aiming to produce 9.5 gigawatts of renewable energy by 2030.

“We are proud to play a role in this historic project together with GE Renewable Energy and Saudi Aramco. It is not only a milestone for the development of renewable energy in this region, but also the continuation of the strong partnership between GWS and GE when entering new markets like Saudi Arabia,” said Michael Høj Olsen, Chief Commercial Officer of GWS.

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19th September 2016 Global Wind Service is exhibiting at WindEnergy Hamburg next week

Global Wind Service (GWS) is exhibiting at WindEnergy Hamburg 2016 next week between 27th and 30th September. Also exhibiting on our stand are Fred. Olsen related companies Universal Foundation and Fred. Olsen Windcarrier. We will be hosting a stand reception on day 2 of the event from 16:00, where we will be serving cocktails and canapes – we hope to see ...

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Global Wind Service (GWS) is exhibiting at WindEnergy Hamburg 2016 next week between 27th and 30th September. Also exhibiting on our stand are Fred. Olsen related companies Universal Foundation and Fred. Olsen Windcarrier.

We will be hosting a stand reception on day 2 of the event from 16:00, where we will be serving cocktails and canapes – we hope to see you there.

We look forward to catching up with our colleagues and clients during the exhibition.

Visit us at stand B4 EG 326.

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19th August 2016 Last turbine on Block Island Wind Farm successfully installed

The last blade was installed yesterday on the fifth and final GE Renewable Energy Haliade 150-6MW turbine on the Block Island Wind Farm. The first turbine was installed on 4th August, meaning the project was completed successfully well ahead of schedule. “We are extremely proud to have been part of this historic first offshore wind project in the US together with ...

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The last blade was installed yesterday on the fifth and final GE Renewable Energy Haliade 150-6MW turbine on the Block Island Wind Farm. The first turbine was installed on 4th August, meaning the project was completed successfully well ahead of schedule.

“We are extremely proud to have been part of this historic first offshore wind project in the US together with GE Renewable Energy, Deepwater Wind, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and the rest of the involved parties,” said Michael Høj Olsen, Chief Commercial Officer of Global Wind Service (GWS).

“This is yet another example of the importance of thorough planning and assigning the right team of skilled and experienced technicians and project management. There is no doubt that our extensive experience in GWS has been key to deliver on yet another offshore wind project.”

For questions regarding the project or GWS activities in the US please contact CCO, Michael Høj Olsen.

 

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8th July 2016 Global Wind Service is ready for Block Island Wind Farm project

After making the preparations to deliver manpower, tools and safety equipment for the Block Island Wind Farm project, Global Wind Service is now starting up the project. “We are very proud to be a part of bringing offshore wind to the U.S. and we see great future opportunities for their growing offshore wind industry,” said Chief Commercial Officer Michael Olsen. “We have ...

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After making the preparations to deliver manpower, tools and safety equipment for the Block Island Wind Farm project, Global Wind Service is now starting up the project.

“We are very proud to be a part of bringing offshore wind to the U.S. and we see great future opportunities for their growing offshore wind industry,” said Chief Commercial Officer Michael Olsen.

“We have worked with the Haliade turbine on a number of occasions, firstly at the Belwind test site and more recently the test turbine at Østerild. Our technicians will use this experience to perform the installation safely and efficiently.”

GWS were awarded the contract for lift supervision and installation of the GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade 150-6MW nacelles late last year.

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28th June 2016 Global Wind Service and DELPRO Wind open shared office

Global Wind Service (GWS) and joint venture company DELPRO Wind have opened a shared office in Esbjerg, Denmark. “We have been considering an office in this area for a while, and now is the perfect time. We will be closer to our customers and therefore able to offer an improved service and local set up,” said Lars Bo Petersen, CEO of ...

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Global Wind Service (GWS) and joint venture company DELPRO Wind have opened a shared office in Esbjerg, Denmark.

“We have been considering an office in this area for a while, and now is the perfect time. We will be closer to our customers and therefore able to offer an improved service and local set up,” said Lars Bo Petersen, CEO of GWS.

The new office is located in a converted warehouse dating back to 1902.

DELPRO Wind was formed as a joint venture between Global Wind Service A/S and DELPRO A/S in 2014.

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15th June 2016 Global Wind Service is exhibiting at RUK Global Offshore Wind next week

Global Wind Service (GWS) is exhibiting at RenewableUK Global Offshore Wind 2016 next week in Manchester. Also exhibiting on our stand is Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and Universal Foundation. We are hosting a stand reception on day 1 of the exhibition where we will be serving cocktails and canapes from 16:30. We hope to see you there! We look forward to catching up ...

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Global Wind Service (GWS) is exhibiting at RenewableUK Global Offshore Wind 2016 next week in Manchester. Also exhibiting on our stand is Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and Universal Foundation.

We are hosting a stand reception on day 1 of the exhibition where we will be serving cocktails and canapes from 16:30. We hope to see you there!

We look forward to catching up with clients and colleagues during the exhibition, visit us at stand 124.

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8th June 2016 Global Wind Service opens second office in Turkey

Global Wind Service (GWS) has opened an office and warehouse in the Izmir region of Turkey. “We are strengthening our set up in the Turkish market,” said Ugur Kendir Head of Project Execution in GWS Turkey. “The Turkish market is expanding and with our new office in Izmir, we will be able to offer our clients even more solutions and services.” The ...

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Global Wind Service (GWS) has opened an office and warehouse in the Izmir region of Turkey.

“We are strengthening our set up in the Turkish market,” said Ugur Kendir Head of Project Execution in GWS Turkey. “The Turkish market is expanding and with our new office in Izmir, we will be able to offer our clients even more solutions and services.”

The 900m2 office and warehouse serves as project and operations base to support all activities in the Izmir region.

GWS opened their first Turkish office in Istanbul in 2009.

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12th April 2016 GE has appointed Global Wind Service for an extensive operations and maintenance contract in Romania

Global Wind Service (GWS) has recently provided an experienced team of 18 O&M specialists and 5 sets of professional tools to perform service work across 11 wind farms in Romania covering a total number of 300 GE turbines. “O&M is a key competence for GWS and we are happy to extend our track record with the annual maintenance, anchor bolts tightening ...

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Global Wind Service (GWS) has recently provided an experienced team of 18 O&M specialists and 5 sets of professional tools to perform service work across 11 wind farms in Romania covering a total number of 300 GE turbines.

“O&M is a key competence for GWS and we are happy to extend our track record with the annual maintenance, anchor bolts tightening and transformer cleaning across the range of GE wind farms: Cogealac and Fantanele, Baleni, Silistea and others,” said Chief Commercial Officer Michael Høj Olsen.

These wind farms are located in the Dobrogea region of south-east Romania, close to where GWS has a business unit. A highly skilled team of local technicians and logistics staff will take on the task.  The project will be executed in a timely and cost efficient manner under the management of Dragos Popescu.

The project is due to finish end of Q3/beginning of Q4 2016.

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16th March 2016 New GE offshore prototype to rise in Denmark by the hands of Global Wind Service

From April 2016, Global Wind Service (GWS) will undertake a new and exciting installation of a Haliade 150 offshore wind turbine prototype at the National Test Center for Large Wind Turbines in Osterild, Denmark. Together with BMS Heavy Cranes and their giant LR 11350 crane, with power boom and a 160 ton crawler, GWS have been given the opportunity to ...

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From April 2016, Global Wind Service (GWS) will undertake a new and exciting installation of a Haliade 150 offshore wind turbine prototype at the National Test Center for Large Wind Turbines in Osterild, Denmark. Together with BMS Heavy Cranes and their giant LR 11350 crane, with power boom and a 160 ton crawler, GWS have been given the opportunity to further expand their knowledge within the technological platform of GE and therefore will be well prepared for future GE offshore projects.

GE Project Manager Elsa-Laure Rondeleux said “GWS has been awarded the Installation contract for our Osterild project based on the good experience we had with this company at the Belwind project in 2013. GWS was able to propose a full package for installation and manpower with crane partner BMS. This project is aim to be good training for further collaboration, notably for GE’s next project: Block Island in the US.”

A full installation team from GWS and a group of BMS crane operators will be responsible for full crane and installation scope including lifting supervision and mechanical and electrical installation.

“GWS have previously worked with the Haliade 150 turbine in 2013 at the Belwind site together with our related company Fred. Olsen Windcarrier. We look forward to working with this turbine again and to strengthening our relationship with GE even further,” said GWS Chief Commercial Officer, Michael Olsen.

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20th January 2016 Global Wind Service wins a contract with Siemens for multiple projects in the UK and Ireland

The first UK project is planned to kick-off in May 2016 in Scotland. All in all 102 turbines will be installed across four wind farms: Aikengall, Dersalloch, Crystal Rig 3 and Clyde Extension. The project will continue into 2017, moving into Ireland in March, where Global Wind Service (GWS) will install 15 SWT 3MW turbines at the Scartaglen wind farm. The majority ...

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The first UK project is planned to kick-off in May 2016 in Scotland. All in all 102 turbines will be installed across four wind farms: Aikengall, Dersalloch, Crystal Rig 3 and Clyde Extension.

The project will continue into 2017, moving into Ireland in March, where Global Wind Service (GWS) will install 15 SWT 3MW turbines at the Scartaglen wind farm.

The majority of the turbines will be the SWT 3.2MW-101, however the SWT 2.3MW-82 has been chosen for Crystal Rig 3.

“We see a very active market in the UK from various suppliers, and with our local presence we believe GWS is a strong partner for installation and service work both onshore and offshore in the UK. We look forward to continue, and grow, our partnership with Siemens with these pipelines in the UK and Ireland,” said CCO Michael Høj Olsen.

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11th January 2016 Global Wind Service and Vestas to kick-start 2016 with a hot project in the cold North

Over the course of 2016 a series of Vestas turbines will rise in Sweden and Finland and Global Wind Service (GWS) has been appointed to carry out installation with two GWS teams for the Finnish projects and one GWS team for the Swedish project. The initial projects consist of approx. 125 turbines in total. Sörby will be the first wind farm ...

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Over the course of 2016 a series of Vestas turbines will rise in Sweden and Finland and Global Wind Service (GWS) has been appointed to carry out installation with two GWS teams for the Finnish projects and one GWS team for the Swedish project.

The initial projects consist of approx. 125 turbines in total. Sörby will be the first wind farm in Sweden to be powered by the V117-3.3MW turbines – 37 of its kind to be exact. The remaining turbines will be erected across a series of Finnish wind farms from Ilmajoki to Nikkarenkaarto and will all be equipped with the V126-3.45MW turbines.

“Executing wind projects in countries like Finland and Sweden with extreme weather conditions is always challenging, but our technicians are suitably skilled to deal with the harsh environments,” said COO Michael Nielsen.

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17th December 2015 Global Wind Service is pleased to capture new Siemens projects in Turkey

The first two wind turbines are already running at the Kanije wind farm in Edime-Tekirdag. From February 2016 the installation of the remaining turbines will begin, followed by the Zeliha, Bereketli, Airres 4 and Kinik wind farms. The final turbines will be ready to spin late summer at the Kinik wind farm near Izmir. Global Wind Service (GWS) once again teams ...

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The first two wind turbines are already running at the Kanije wind farm in Edime-Tekirdag. From February 2016 the installation of the remaining turbines will begin, followed by the Zeliha, Bereketli, Airres 4 and Kinik wind farms. The final turbines will be ready to spin late summer at the Kinik wind farm near Izmir.

Global Wind Service (GWS) once again teams up with Siemens – this time to manage the installation of 74 wind turbines with an installed capacity of 236MW.

“GWS has been operating in Turkey since 2009 and the business is growing. We are proud to partner up with Siemens for this Turkish pipeline and it is a positive step towards GWS’s continuous growth and position in Turkey,” says CEO Lars Petersen.

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26th November 2015 Global Wind Service signs framework agreement with Nordex

Global Wind Service (GWS) and Nordex Energy GmbH have signed a framework agreement for the delivery of one installation team throughout Germany for 2016 on a continuous basis. GWS´s scope of supply is to deliver manpower and tooling for some of the German sites. The signing of this agreement shows the commitment between Nordex and GWS to continue building a strong ...

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Global Wind Service (GWS) and Nordex Energy GmbH have signed a framework agreement for the delivery of one installation team throughout Germany for 2016 on a continuous basis. GWS´s scope of supply is to deliver manpower and tooling for some of the German sites.

The signing of this agreement shows the commitment between Nordex and GWS to continue building a strong relationship. GWS has successfully finished the first four projects in this pipeline in 2014 and 2015 in Sweden, Lithuania, Turkey and the Netherlands.

“We appreciate the confidence Nordex shows in GWS to continue and to expand the cooperation into 2016, and we look forward to delivering on our partnership,” said Chief Commercial Officer Michael Høj Olsen.

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12th November 2015 DELPRO Wind launches new website

DELPRO Wind launched its new and improved website earlier this week. The company was created in 2014 as a joint venture between Global Wind Service (GWS) and DELPRO. DELPRO Wind, a Fred. Olsen related company, are a service and installation provider in the onshore and offshore wind industry with a focus on High Voltage (HV) and Medium Voltage (MV) installation and ...

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DELPRO Wind launched its new and improved website earlier this week.

The company was created in 2014 as a joint venture between Global Wind Service (GWS) and DELPRO. DELPRO Wind, a Fred. Olsen related company, are a service and installation provider in the onshore and offshore wind industry with a focus on High Voltage (HV) and Medium Voltage (MV) installation and service works.

www.delpro-wind.com

 

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4th September 2015 Global Wind Service wins contract for two UK projects

Global Wind Service (GWS) has won the contract for the crane and installation of 13 Vestas V90 2MW turbines at Burnhead and 9 Vestas V112 turbines at Fraisthorpe. The Fraisthorpe wind farm is situated in England, north of Hull, and the Burnhead wind farm, which is already in progress, is located in Scotland, near Falkirk. These projects build on the fantastic relationship ...

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Global Wind Service (GWS) has won the contract for the crane and installation of 13 Vestas V90 2MW turbines at Burnhead and 9 Vestas V112 turbines at Fraisthorpe.

The Fraisthorpe wind farm is situated in England, north of Hull, and the Burnhead wind farm, which is already in progress, is located in Scotland, near Falkirk.

These projects build on the fantastic relationship GWS has with Vestas and shows our UK track record is getting even stronger.

This continues the pipeline of Vestas projects in the UK, where GWS has previously worked on East Youlstone, Daventry, Garlenick, Ramsey II and Dungavel.

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22nd June 2015 Global Wind Service is exhibiting at RUK Global Offshore Wind this week

Global Wind Service (GWS) is exhibiting at RenewableUK Global Offshore Wind 2015 this week between 24th and 25th June. Also exhibiting on our stand are related companies Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and Universal Foundation. We will be hosting a stand reception on our stand on Day 1 of the exhibition from 17:00. We’ll be serving cocktails and canapés, we hope to see ...

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Global Wind Service (GWS) is exhibiting at RenewableUK Global Offshore Wind 2015 this week between 24th and 25th June. Also exhibiting on our stand are related companies Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and Universal Foundation.

We will be hosting a stand reception on our stand on Day 1 of the exhibition from 17:00. We’ll be serving cocktails and canapés, we hope to see you there!

We look forward to catching up with our colleagues and clients at the exhibition. Visit us at stand 62.

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22nd April 2015 Global Wind Service secures contracts at Kentish Flats and Luchterduinen

Global Wind Service (GWS) has secured Labour hire contracts for installation at UK and Dutch offshore wind sites Kentish Flats and Luchterduinen. The Kentish Flats Extension project will commence in mid-June 2015 and will see the installation of 15 MHI Vestas 3.3MW V112 wind turbines. Installation has already commenced this month at Luchterduinen wind farm and GWS are taking part in the ...

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Global Wind Service (GWS) has secured Labour hire contracts for installation at UK and Dutch offshore wind sites Kentish Flats and Luchterduinen.

The Kentish Flats Extension project will commence in mid-June 2015 and will see the installation of 15 MHI Vestas 3.3MW V112 wind turbines.

Installation has already commenced this month at Luchterduinen wind farm and GWS are taking part in the installation of 43 MHI Vestas 3.3MW V1112 wind turbines.

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9th April 2015 Global Wind Service wins contract on Mazeikiai wind farm

Global Wind Service (GWS) has signed a contract for the installation of 9 N117 2.4MW Nordex Gamma Generation wind turbines in Lithuania. The project will commence in early June 2015 and is situated in the Mazeikiai area, in the north west of Lithuania. Michael Olsen, Chief Commercial Officer for GWS said “We are proud to announce the signing of this contract. We ...

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Global Wind Service (GWS) has signed a contract for the installation of 9 N117 2.4MW Nordex Gamma Generation wind turbines in Lithuania.

The project will commence in early June 2015 and is situated in the Mazeikiai area, in the north west of Lithuania.

Michael Olsen, Chief Commercial Officer for GWS said “We are proud to announce the signing of this contract. We have a successful working partnership with Nordex, having worked with them on projects in Sweden and Holland since 2014”.

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18th February 2015 Global Wind Service exhibiting at EWEA Offshore Wind 2015

Fred. Olsen related companies Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and Universal Foundation will also be exhibiting on the stand. We will be hosting a stand reception on Wednesday 11th March. The exclusive invitation-only reception will take place between 16:30 – 18:30. We look forward to catching up with our colleagues and clients at the exhibition. Visit us at stand C2-A18.

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Fred. Olsen related companies Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and Universal Foundation will also be exhibiting on the stand.

We will be hosting a stand reception on Wednesday 11th March. The exclusive invitation-only reception will take place between 16:30 – 18:30.

We look forward to catching up with our colleagues and clients at the exhibition. Visit us at stand C2-A18.

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16th February 2015 Global Wind Service continues good partnerships with Vestas in Finland and UK

Global Wind Service (GWS) has secured a new contract in the UK on E.ON’s Dungavel wind farm for the installation of 13 Vestas V80 turbines. The project, located near Strathaven in South Lanarkshire, will commence with installation in March 2015 and once complete will provide a total output of 29.9MW. Having installed Vestas 2 MW turbines in 2014 at UK sites ...

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Global Wind Service (GWS) has secured a new contract in the UK on E.ON’s Dungavel wind farm for the installation of 13 Vestas V80 turbines. The project, located near Strathaven in South Lanarkshire, will commence with installation in March 2015 and once complete will provide a total output of 29.9MW. Having installed Vestas 2 MW turbines in 2014 at UK sites East Youlstone, Daventry and Garlenick, and most recently Ramsey II which approaches completion, Dungavel will be the next project in a pipeline of Vestas installations by GWS in the UK.

In Finland, GWS continues the strong cooperation with Vestas. Having recently installed Siikainen with 8 x V126 and Kopsa with 10 x V126 turbines, GWS has now moved to the Kalajoki site where the installation of 22 x V126 turbines is well under way. All three sites featured Vestas Large Diameter Steel Tower (LDST) shell towers.

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6th February 2015 Global Wind Service wins contract on Blaiken wind farm

BMS Heavy Cranes has awarded Global Wind Service (GWS) the contract to install 30 Dongfang 2.5MW turbines during the third stage at Blaiken wind farm in Sweden next year.  The new turbines have an installed capacity of 75MW. GWS will be partnering with BMS to provide complete craning and installation services, building on their existing relationship, having previously worked with them ...

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BMS Heavy Cranes has awarded Global Wind Service (GWS) the contract to install 30 Dongfang 2.5MW turbines during the third stage at Blaiken wind farm in Sweden next year.  The new turbines have an installed capacity of 75MW.

GWS will be partnering with BMS to provide complete craning and installation services, building on their existing relationship, having previously worked with them on various projects in Finland, Germany and the UK, most recently the Mid-Hill II extension in Scotland.

When fully developed, the wind farm will consist of 100 wind turbines and a total output of approximately 250 MW.

Blaiken wind farm is located in the north of Sweden, in the Arjeplog municipality and is being developed by a joint venture between Skelleftea and Finnish energy company Fortum Oyj.

“We are very pleased to be working in partnership with BMS and Dongfang in this project. We are a global player and this comes across clearly in the signing of this contract. We are always looking for new opportunities and welcome working with Dongfang, who is a new client for us,” said CCO Michael Olsen from GWS.

“As an international power generation equipment manufacturer and a global power project contractor, we are excited about the Blaiken III wind farm project in Sweden. We believe Blaiken is a very important project for Dongfang, BMS and GWS. And we look forward to working with BMS and GWS on this project,” said Zhao Kechao, General Manager of Projects Division of Dongfang.

Left to right: Wilko Baring (GWS), Hans Schumacher (BMS), Zhao Kechao (Dongfang), Zhong Honghua (Dongfang)

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30th January 2015 Global Wind Service is increasing capacity in Germany

In response to the growing industry and increasing demand, Global Wind Service (GWS) is moving its German business unit from Niebüll to Flensburg. The new office is strategically located between its Denmark headquarters and Hamburg, where many of their customers are based and where GWS already shares an office space with Fred. Olsen related companies, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and Universal Foundation. Stephan ...

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In response to the growing industry and increasing demand, Global Wind Service (GWS) is moving its German business unit from Niebüll to Flensburg.

The new office is strategically located between its Denmark headquarters and Hamburg, where many of their customers are based and where GWS already shares an office space with Fred. Olsen related companies, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and Universal Foundation.

Stephan Jacobsen, Area Manager for Global Wind Service GmbH, said:

‘We are delighted with the new facility which offers more warehouse and office space for the company, as we expand to meet the increasing demand. The move also reflects our commitment to Germany – a key market for our on- and offshore wind activities.’

The business unit will continue to be the main hub for GWS operations and commercial activity in Germany and will enhance the company’s capabilities and capacity.

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9th January 2015 Global Wind Service completes contract for cold commissioning of AREVA turbines at Global Tech I

Global Wind Service (GWS) has recently completed a contract with AREVA supporting the cold commissioning of the 5MW wind turbines on the Global Tech I offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. The scope of work covered the mechanical and electrical completion works. The contract was a continuation of the successful work already completed by GWS on the Global Tech ...

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Global Wind Service (GWS) has recently completed a contract with AREVA supporting the cold commissioning of the 5MW wind turbines on the Global Tech I offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. The scope of work covered the mechanical and electrical completion works.

The contract was a continuation of the successful work already completed by GWS on the Global Tech I project – the installation of 75 towers and nacelles and 22 rotor stars, in an eight month campaign with Fred. Olsen Windcarrier (a Fred. Olsen related company). GWS worked on the project for 12 months in total, from December 2013-14.

GWS were able to deliver core teams for the execution of both mechanical work and MV work. The recently formed joint venture, DELPRO WIND, formed on a 50/50 basis between Global Wind Service (GWS) and DELPRO AS, enabled GWS to widen their offering, to provide a stronger and more complete solution on the cold commissioning phase of the project.

‘The agreement for supporting the cold commissioning on Global Tech I underlined the confidence that our customers have in GWS to add value to multiple phases of the project. We have gained a solid understanding and knowledge of the AREVA M5000 turbines and the Global Tech I project through the installation and cold commissioning phases and we look forward to working with them more in the future’ said CCO Michael Høj Olsen from GWS.

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26th September 2014 Global Wind Service and Fred. Olsen Windcarrier showcased on German Television

During the installation of the Global Tech I project in Germany, Global Wind Service (GWS) and Fred. Olsen Windcarrier personnel were filmed for the German documentary series ‘Made in Germany’. The film crews followed key members of the installation and vessel crews to showcase the professional efforts and capabilities of the companies, the extreme conditions under which we operate and ...

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During the installation of the Global Tech I project in Germany, Global Wind Service (GWS) and Fred. Olsen Windcarrier personnel were filmed for the German documentary series ‘Made in Germany’. The film crews followed key members of the installation and vessel crews to showcase the professional efforts and capabilities of the companies, the extreme conditions under which we operate and the impressive scale of the engineering involved in the offshore wind industry.

The project included a combined scope of work between Global Wind Service and Fred. Olsen Windcarrier to transport and install 75 towers and nacelles and 22 rotor stars for the 80 5 MW AREVA wind turbines on the Global Tech I offshore wind farm.

The film will air on German television in four parts over the next few months. Part one will follow the installation phase of the project from the prospective of the Brave Tern and is title ‘Working on the Edge’.
Each episode is also available to view online by following this link.

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4th September 2014 Final turbines installed on Global Tech I

The final turbines have been installed on the latest offshore wind farm, Global Tech I, in the German North Sea. Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s two high performance vessels transported and installed 75 towers and nacelles and 22 rotor stars of the total of 80 AREVA 5MW turbines, bringing the project to completion on schedule. The installation vessels, Bold Tern and Brave Tern, completed ...

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The final turbines have been installed on the latest offshore wind farm, Global Tech I, in the German North Sea.

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s two high performance vessels transported and installed 75 towers and nacelles and 22 rotor stars of the total of 80 AREVA 5MW turbines, bringing the project to completion on schedule.
The installation vessels, Bold Tern and Brave Tern, completed construction of the turbines in eight months, largely due of their experience, capability and reliability and flexible deck layout.

The vessels were able to transport and install four complete towers and nacelles or two towers and nacelles together with two rotor stars on each deployment without the need to change the deck layout.

By separating the installation work schedule to suit the weather-sensitivity of the turbine components, Bold Tern and Brave Tern achieved good progress throughout the winter, spring and summer. Fred. Olsen Windcarrier also obtained multiple gold awards among its suppliers in the project for its excellence in HSE culture and a low number of incidents.

The flexibility of the Bold Tern and Brave Tern was the key to achieving its operational target – their record performance was the transportation and installation of eight turbines in one week, including 10 hours transfer time each way to the wind farm.

The loading of the towers and nacelles took place at the offshore terminal ABC Peninsula of the logistics provider BLG in Bremerhaven. The processes ran smoothly, with the loading of four towers and nacelles in just over one day.

Pre-assembly and loading of the AREVA rotor stars was performed at JadeWeserPort in Wilhelmshaven. Trips with two rotor stars, each weighing 100-tonnes with a diameter of 116 metres took four days, including loading and installation, without any weather delays.

As well as the vessels, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier also provided engineering services, project management and technical manpower to the wind farm’s development – one of the first to feature the AREVA 5MW turbines.
Global Wind Service (GWS), a Fred. Olsen-related company, brought invaluable knowledge and experience to the project, supplying a total of 65 offshore workers, including offshore construction managers, lifting supervisors, deck foremen, technicians and QA personnel.

Felix Fliege, Package Manager Transport and Installation, of Global Tech I Offshore Wind GmbH, the project company building and operators of the wind farm, said: “The key to success in the offshore wind farm’s construction was, thanks to the flexible decks layout, the deployment of the jack-up crane vessels either for the tower or nacelle or the rotor star installation. This flexibility enabled us to amend installation plan when ever needed.”

Even Larsen, project manager for Fred. Olsen Windcarrier, said Brave Tern had begun installation at the turn of the year, loading from Bremerhaven and installing the first tower and nacelle at the end of January, with Bold Tern joining her sister in March.

Global Tech I was Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s third installation project in the German waters since the Brave Tern and her sister vessel Bold Tern were launched in 2012/13.
Global Tech I was a really fast track project for Fred. Olsen Windcarrier, where complete project planning including full engineering scope in addition to grillage design, manufacturing and installation was completed in 2 months.

“Global Tech I was an excellent example of how the Fred. Olsen related companies can work together to deliver a market-leading performance under a single contract interface. We hope that this teamwork will be repeated in many projects to come,” said Lars Petersen Global Wind Service CEO.

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has its own in-house engineering team making such fast track projects possible. All project-specific lift plans, transit procedures, jacking procedures and HSEQ plans were completed and approved in time for the project.

Carl McGrath, lifting supervisor, said time had been saved on the project by leaving the AREVA designed lifting frame on the components avoiding the need to reattach and disassemble the frames.

“We are delighted to have contributed to the timely completion of such a high-profile project. Weather in the German bight may sometimes be quite rough, and all jacking locations were at a water depth of approximately 40 meters. This project has perfectly demonstrated the flexibility and efficiency of our vessels.”

The lifting sequence was the 180-tonne S3 tower followed by the S2 and S1 tower sections tower weighing 90 tonnes each finishing with the nacelle, which weight 235 tonnes.

The Bold Tern is currently mobilising for installation on Butendiek Offshore Wind Farm, also in the German Bight, whilst the Brave Tern will shortly transit to Fredrikshavn to begin mobilsation for the Carbon Trust Trial Installation project for Universal Foundation.

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1st September 2014 A Second project for Nordex and a long awaited installation project for GWS Benelux

Global Wind Service (GWS) has been awarded the contract for the installation (including the delivery of tooling) of the Delfzijl project in the Netherlands for Nordex. The project comprises of 19 x N100 Delta WTG with 100m hub-height. The project will be executed in Q4 2014 and Q1 2015. After Bosjovarden (in Sweden) this is the second Nordex project for GWS. ...

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Global Wind Service (GWS) has been awarded the contract for the installation (including the delivery of tooling) of the Delfzijl project in the Netherlands for Nordex. The project comprises of 19 x N100 Delta WTG with 100m hub-height. The project will be executed in Q4 2014 and Q1 2015.

After Bosjovarden (in Sweden) this is the second Nordex project for GWS. More importantly, this is the first installation contract in the Netherlands since 2009. Recent announcements in Holland had meant that the Dutch onshore and offshore market has committed to a more demanding forecast of 6000MW to be installed by 2020. Once again Holland will be an interesting market for GWS.

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1st September 2014 New Project in Sweden – New Customer for Global Wind Service

Global Wind Service (GWS) has been awarded with the installation and delivery of tooling for the Bösjövarden project in Sweden for Nordex. The project comprises of 9 x N100 GAMMA WTG with 100m hub-height and Anti Icing System. The project will be executed in Q3 of this year. Since starting GWS in 2008 this is the first project to feature the ...

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Global Wind Service (GWS) has been awarded with the installation and delivery of tooling for the Bösjövarden project in Sweden for Nordex. The project comprises of 9 x N100 GAMMA WTG with 100m hub-height and Anti Icing System. The project will be executed in Q3 of this year.

Since starting GWS in 2008 this is the first project to feature the installation of Nordex turbines. GWS is looking forward to successfully completing this inaugural Nordex project and to demonstrating our capability and capacity in the field and in the back office.

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1st September 2014 First Turbine Installed on the Mid HIll Extension

Following the successful completion of the Mid Hill wind farm earlier this year, Global Wind Service (GWS) was awarded the extension contract comprising of 8 x SWP 2.3 turbines together with our crane partner BMS. GWS will have overall responsibility for the craning and installation of the whole project. To the right, you can see the first turbine of the Mid Hill ...

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Following the successful completion of the Mid Hill wind farm earlier this year, Global Wind Service (GWS) was awarded the extension contract comprising of 8 x SWP 2.3 turbines together with our crane partner BMS. GWS will have overall responsibility for the craning and installation of the whole project.

To the right, you can see the first turbine of the Mid Hill extension successfully installed (08:40 – 1st September 2014).

The Mid Hill wind farm complex is owned by Fred. Olsen Renewables and we are very happy to be involved in the project alongside our colleagues at Natural Power. Our focus, as ever, will be on safety and we aim to at least achieve the same excellent level of safety and quality as delivered on the main project for Siemens Wind Power earlier on this year.

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30th June 2014 Global Wind Service and DELPRO join forces to form DELPRO Wind

Global Wind Service A/S (GWS) and DELPRO A/S have founded DELPRO Wind A/S as a 50/50 joint venture. DELPRO Wind will be a Service and Installation provider in the onshore and offshore wind industry with a focus on High Voltage (HV) and Medium Voltage (MV) installation and service works. By joining forces GWS and DELPRO Wind will offer total installation and ...

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Global Wind Service A/S (GWS) and DELPRO A/S have founded DELPRO Wind A/S as a 50/50 joint venture. DELPRO Wind will be a Service and Installation provider in the onshore and offshore wind industry with a focus on High Voltage (HV) and Medium Voltage (MV) installation and service works.

By joining forces GWS and DELPRO Wind will offer total installation and service works to the global wind industry.DELPRO Wind A/S will have its headquarters at the same address as DELPRO A/S in Vamdrup, Denmark. GWS CEO Lars Petersen will be chairman of the board, and DELPRO CEO Jacob Rath will be CEO of DELPRO Wind.‘Over the last years GWS has experienced very positive growth in the wind industry with a focus on mechanical installation and service work. The next step in our growth is to be able to offer full service and installation concepts including MV & HV services to our customers in the wind industry. We are confident that this partnership with DELPRO will deliver the next important development for our companies and further enhance our offering to the global industry’, said GWS CEO Lars Petersen.Jacob Rath, CEO DELPRO: ‘DELPRO is very pleased to be playing a stronger role in the growing and changing wind market. We will maintain our focus on our core competencies in HV and MV works and by joining forces with GWS we will be a part of the growing market for total installation and service works in the wind industry’, said DELPRO CEO Jacob Rath.

For further information please contact:
Lars Petersen GWS CEO
Telephone: +45 2655 2569 Email: lp@globalwindservice.com

Jacob Rath CEO DELPRO
Telephone: +45 4213 1000 Email: jra@delpro.dk

About GWS
GWS plays a leading role in the global onshore and offshore wind industry providing mechanical installation and service works and project management services. GWS currently has 450 highly skilled technicians working globally from the headquarter in Fredericia, Denmark and from subsidiaries in The United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Romania, Turkey and South Africa.

About DELPRO
DELPRO is a leading Danish supplier in the HV and MV market for wind turbines, cables and substations. DELPRO has currently 100 highly skilled HV technicians working from the headquarter in Vamdrup (near Kolding) Denmark, and from subsidiaries in Copenhagen, Aarhus and Aalborg in Denmark and from Cambridge in the UK.

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24th April 2014 Global Wind Service move its Danish operation to new offices in Fredericia, Denmark.

The new facility will be shared with Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and provide more space as the two companies continue to grow. It has excellent access to the major road connections to mainland Europe and across the Danish archipelago and is less than an hour from Billund and the Port of Esbjerg. The building, which used to house the old print ...

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The new facility will be shared with Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and provide more space as the two companies continue to grow. It has excellent access to the major road connections to mainland Europe and across the Danish archipelago and is less than an hour from Billund and the Port of Esbjerg. The building, which used to house the old print works offers ample warehousing facilities for both companies.

Both Global Wind Service (GWS) and Fred. Olsen Windcarrier look forward to welcoming clients in their new facility soon.

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19th March 2014 Global Tech I at Full Deployment

The Global Tech I project is now in full deployment with more than 60 Global Wind Service (GWS) personnel on board both Fred. Olsen Windcarrier vessels (The Bold Tern and Brave Tern). This is one of Europe’s premier offshore projects and a significant milestone in the development of the 5MW+ WTG platform which will become the standard in the years ...

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The Global Tech I project is now in full deployment with more than 60 Global Wind Service (GWS) personnel on board both Fred. Olsen Windcarrier vessels (The Bold Tern and Brave Tern). This is one of Europe’s premier offshore projects and a significant milestone in the development of the 5MW+ WTG platform which will become the standard in the years to come. Global Tech I is also the first time that both the Bold Tern and Brave Tern have worked alongside each other which represents a massive opportunity for GWS and Fred. Olsen Windcarrier to prove our collective capabilities and expertise.

Transhipment of the components takes place at the offshore terminal ABC Peninsular docks of the logistics provider BLG in Bremerhaven. The ABC Peninsular also acts as an intermediate storage location for the components.
The self-propelled vessels take approximately ten hours to sail from Bremerhaven to the installation site.

Wind farm construction is due for completion over the course of the coming summer and as the 80 turbines are installed they will be brought successively into operation.

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10th March 2014 Global Wind Service win the Sidensjö Project in Sweden

Global Wind Service A/S (GWS) has secured a new contract with Siemens A/S. The contract covers the supply of cranes & installation personnel for the installation of 24 x SWT 3.0-113 turbines with a hub height of 115m. The wind farm is called Sidensjö and located in Grätnäs, 893 95 Sidensjö approx 25km west of Örnskoldsvik. The Sidensjö projects consists ...

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Global Wind Service A/S (GWS) has secured a new contract with Siemens A/S. The contract covers the supply of cranes & installation personnel for the installation of 24 x SWT 3.0-113 turbines with a hub height of 115m. The wind farm is called Sidensjö and located in Grätnäs, 893 95 Sidensjö approx 25km west of Örnskoldsvik. The Sidensjö projects consists in total 48 turbines, of which 24 will be installed by GWS.  The project is scheduled to commence on the 19th of May 2014 with pre-assembly to be later followed by erection with the main crane starting from the 13th of June 2014.

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20th January 2014 Global Wind Service Win Middlewick – Essex

Global Wind Service (GWS) UK Ltd has secured a new contract with Siemens Plc. The contract covers the supply of cranes & installation personnel for the installation of 9 x SWT 2.3-101 turbines with a hub height of 73.5m.  The wind farm is called Middlewick and is located 2km South East of the village of Southminster on the Essex marshes. The Middlewick ...

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Global Wind Service (GWS) UK Ltd has secured a new contract with Siemens Plc. The contract covers the supply of cranes & installation personnel for the installation of 9 x SWT 2.3-101 turbines with a hub height of 73.5m.  The wind farm is called Middlewick and is located 2km South East of the village of Southminster on the Essex marshes. The Middlewick project presents a number of interesting challenges. Most significantly, all the turbine components will be craned on to site from a barge in the River Crouch on to a specially constructed crane pad just metres from the river defenses.

Work on the project is due to begin in February and (weather permitting) should last for 9 – 10 weeks.

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20th January 2014 Global Wind Service and Fred. Olsen Windcarrier Win Global Tech I (GTI)

Global Wind Service (GWS) have recently started work on German offshore project Global Tech I. The contract have been awarded together with  Fred. Olsen Windcarrier which includes transport and installation work of AREVA 5MW wind turbines and associated equipment at the Global Tech I wind farm in the German exclusive economic zone (EEZ). The contract commences in December 2013 and is ...

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Global Wind Service (GWS) have recently started work on German offshore project Global Tech I. The contract have been awarded together with  Fred. Olsen Windcarrier which includes transport and installation work of AREVA 5MW wind turbines and associated equipment at the Global Tech I wind farm in the German exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

The contract commences in December 2013 and is anticipated to take 110 days with options for extensions. The work will be performed using the installation vessel “Brave Tern”. The contract includes the provision of installation technicians from Global Wind Service A/S (DK).

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20th January 2014 New Contract for Global Wind Service in Sweden

In late November 2013 Global Wind Service (GWS) won another new installation project in Sweden. The site is 320km North West of Stockholm in Dalarna County and will consist of 7 Vestas V112 turbines with a hub height of 119m. The first installations were due to start in earnest at the beginning of December and the project should be completed ...

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In late November 2013 Global Wind Service (GWS) won another new installation project in Sweden. The site is 320km North West of Stockholm in Dalarna County and will consist of 7 Vestas V112 turbines with a hub height of 119m. The first installations were due to start in earnest at the beginning of December and the project should be completed (weather permitting) in February 2014.

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16th November 2013 Alstom’s First Offshore Installation Success

The combined efforts and expertise of Alstom, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and Global Wind Service (GWS) have resulted in the successful installation of Alstom’s first offshore wind turbine. The final 73.5m blade of the Haliade 150 6MW turbine was lifted from the deck of the Bold Tern at 23:30 on the 15th November. By 06:15 the following morning all 70 nuts were ...

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The combined efforts and expertise of Alstom, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier and Global Wind Service (GWS) have resulted in the successful installation of Alstom’s first offshore wind turbine.

The final 73.5m blade of the Haliade 150 6MW turbine was lifted from the deck of the Bold Tern at 23:30 on the 15th November. By 06:15 the following morning all 70 nuts were in place and tensioned. All works are scheduled to be completed by 16:00.

This project is an important landmark in the development of the next generation of offshore wind turbines and further testament to the capabilities of the Fred. Olsen related companies.

Congratulations to Alstom on the installation of their first offshore wind turbine.

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30th October 2013 Global Wind Service Opens New Business Unit in South Africa

Global Wind Service (GWS) have launched into the growing South African market by opening Global Wind Service (SA Pty) Ltd. in Gauteng near Johannesburg. GWS have initiated their eighth operational business unit in South Africa to complement their other operations in Denmark, The United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Romania and Turkey. The first project in the pipeline for GWS in South ...

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Global Wind Service (GWS) have launched into the growing South African market by opening Global Wind Service (SA Pty) Ltd. in Gauteng near Johannesburg.

GWS have initiated their eighth operational business unit in South Africa to complement their other operations in Denmark, The United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Romania and Turkey.

The first project in the pipeline for GWS in South Africa is the installation of the 46 Siemens 2.3 MW wind turbines on the Eskom owned Sere Wind Farm in the Western Cape. GWS will utilise one installation team on the project  and will focus on training local technicians during the six month long project to further increase their capability in the country.

“We believe that South Africa is one of the most interesting emerging onshore wind markets today. Industry analysts suggest that around 3.3GW of onshore wind will need to be installed by 2020 in order to meet the countries ambitious renewable energy targets.” said Lars Petersen, CEO.

“We have taken the initiative and the necessary investment to build up a world-class company. And our philosophy has been to do this on a local basis as we believe this will ensure our best chance of long-term success”.

Installation work on the R2.4-billion Sere project started at the beginning of October. The project is scheduled to begin feeding electricity into the grid in the first half of 2014 and will be the flagship of Eskom’s renewable fleet.

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7th October 2013 The Mid Hill II Project Begins

October saw the start of preparation work on the Mid Hill project site in Scotland. This project consists of 25 SWP 2.3MW turbines with hub heights of 78.5m and 58.5m which is situated Southwest of Aberdeen, Scotland. After the successful execution of the Rothes II project last year, Mid Hill will be the 2nd project where Fred. Olsen Renewables are ...

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October saw the start of preparation work on the Mid Hill project site in Scotland. This project consists of 25 SWP 2.3MW turbines with hub heights of 78.5m and 58.5m which is situated Southwest of Aberdeen, Scotland. After the successful execution of the Rothes II project last year, Mid Hill will be the 2nd project where Fred. Olsen Renewables are the final customer.

Global Wind Service (GWS) has the contract for the Craning & Installation and BMS will be the partner for the craning. After the installation of the first 25 turbines there is a possibility for 8 more turbines to follow next year on the same site.

Our technicians will face extreme conditions during the installation as the winter in Scotland can be very tough, we will, however, ensure that all GWS site staff have the necessary equipment, training, information and site facilities to enabling a successful execution.

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7th October 2013 Installation Complete at Chelveston

At the end of September Global Wind Service (GWS) finalised its most recent GE installation project at Chelveston in the UK. The project consisted of 4 x GE 2.85 MW turbines. “The GWS team delivered a great performance under challenging circumstances. The whole GFO and Projects team is very satisfied with the outcome of the project” said a customer representative. The Chelveston ...

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At the end of September Global Wind Service (GWS) finalised its most recent GE installation project at Chelveston in the UK. The project consisted of 4 x GE 2.85 MW turbines.

“The GWS team delivered a great performance under challenging circumstances. The whole GFO and Projects team is very satisfied with the outcome of the project” said a customer representative.

The Chelveston project was also a first for many different reasons. It was the first GE wind farm installed in the UK for 8 years, the first GE 2.85 MW DFIG turbines to be installed in the UK and the first time GE has taken the role of Principle Contractor under the CDM guidelines.

This project will hopefully also be the first of many for GE in the UK.

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4th October 2013 Heaviest Lift Ever for Global Wind Service

Global Wind Service (GWS) is very proud to announce their heaviest ever lift. The operation which took place on the Belwind project was to lift in to position the jacket foundation which will hold the new Halaide 150-6MW offshore wind turbine from Alstom. The jacket weighed in at approximately 1,000 tonnes and is positioned in the North Sea of the ...

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Global Wind Service (GWS) is very proud to announce their heaviest ever lift. The operation which took place on the Belwind project was to lift in to position the jacket foundation which will hold the new Halaide 150-6MW offshore wind turbine from Alstom. The jacket weighed in at approximately 1,000 tonnes and is positioned in the North Sea of the coast of Zeebrugge in Belgium.

GWS are currently mobilising for the turbine installation phase of the project which will begin in earnest.

“This is a great achievement for GWS and our technicians. Lifting and positioning 1,000 tonnes in the North Sea is a serious undertaking and we are very pleased with the performance of all our technicians” said Lars Petersen (GWS CEO).

The Belwind wind farm is 46 km off the coast of Zeebrugge on the Bligh Bank. It is the furthest offshore wind farm and therefore cannot be seen from land. A section of its phase 2 concession has been made available to serve as a testing site and laboratory for companies who are willing to invest in R&D and who have shown a dedication to establish themselves in the world of offshore wind energy, to test their latest technologies in real conditions.

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22nd July 2013 Riffgat – Completed Ahead of Schedule

Global Wind Service (GWS) is very pleased to announce the successful completion of the installation contract on the Riffgat wind farm in the German Bight. The project, which consists of 30 Siemens 3.6 MW turbines, was completed in record breaking time (a total of 57 working days) and utilised a full spread of Fred. Olsen related companies including, GWS, Fred. ...

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Global Wind Service (GWS) is very pleased to announce the successful completion of the installation contract on the Riffgat wind farm in the German Bight. The project, which consists of 30 Siemens 3.6 MW turbines, was completed in record breaking time (a total of 57 working days) and utilised a full spread of Fred. Olsen related companies including, GWS, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier AS and Fred. Olsen Windcarrier A/S.

The Bold Tern and Bayard 1 both performed excellently throughout the project and the GWS installation teams recorded no accidents throughout the project.

Bold Tern has subsequently demobilised and remobilised for her next project in UK waters.

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24th May 2013 Global Wind Service Win First Contract in South Africa

Global Wind Service (GWS) are very proud to announce our first contract in South Africa. The Sere wind farm owned by Eskom (the South African state-owned electricity group) is a 100MW development on the 3,700 ha site near Vredendal in the Western Cape approximately 300km North of Cape Town. The project will consist of 46 Siemens 2.3MW turbines with a hub ...

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Global Wind Service (GWS) are very proud to announce our first contract in South Africa. The Sere wind farm owned by Eskom (the South African state-owned electricity group) is a 100MW development on the 3,700 ha site near Vredendal in the Western Cape approximately 300km North of Cape Town.

The project will consist of 46 Siemens 2.3MW turbines with a hub height of 115m and a rotor diameter of 108m. The construction phase is due to start in the second half of 2013 and is scheduled to be supply electricity to the grid by the first half of 2014.

Sere, which takes its name from the Nama word for ‘cool breeze’, is Eskom’s first utility-scale wind farm and is predicted to save an estimated 252,603 tonnes of carbon every year.

The Sere project is an excellent opportunity for GWS to make strong inroads in to the South African market and we hope that more large-scale project will follow in the years to come.

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15th May 2013 Mid Hill II Installation Contract Awarded

Following on from the success of the Rothes II installation in Scotland earlier this year we are pleased to announce that Global Wind Service (GWS) has been awarded the installation contract for the Mid Hill II wind farm project (also in Scotland). The project will comprise initially of 25 Siemens 2.3 MW turbines. A further 8 turbines will be added ...

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Following on from the success of the Rothes II installation in Scotland earlier this year we are pleased to announce that Global Wind Service (GWS) has been awarded the installation contract for the Mid Hill II wind farm project (also in Scotland). The project will comprise initially of 25 Siemens 2.3 MW turbines. A further 8 turbines will be added immediately after the initial installation phase has been completed.

Once again, GWS will partner with BMS to provide a complete Craning and Installation package on what is considered to be a significant project in the UK market. The project is due to start at the beginning of September and should run up until Christmas with the final 8 turbines to be installed in early 2014.

Mid Hill II wind farm is situated 16 km West of Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire. When completed the site will have an installed capacity of 76 MW which could power up to 41,000 homes.

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12th March 2013 Global Wind Service on Lynn and Inner Dowsing

Following on from the continued success of the Hercules II project and the winning of the Siemens Service and Maintenance framework contract, Global Wind Service (GWS) currently has a new team of three technicians working on the Lynn and Inner Dowsing (LaID) wind farm with a further four technicians to follow. The project is part retrofit and part service and will keep ...

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Following on from the continued success of the Hercules II project and the winning of the Siemens Service and Maintenance framework contract, Global Wind Service (GWS) currently has a new team of three technicians working on the Lynn and Inner Dowsing (LaID) wind farm with a further four technicians to follow. The project is part retrofit and part service and will keep a rolling team of technicians working until the summer. A similar situation presents itself at London Array with work orders coming in on a monthly basis for teams of GWS technicians to take the second man positions within the Siemens service teams.

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12th March 2013 Romanian Market Remains Buoyant

The work continues to come in for our Romanian business unit. At the beginning of 2013 Global Wind Service (GWS) won the contract to perform the 500 hour service on the Barragan wind farm in Romania. The Barragan wind farm consists of 22 Siemens 2.3 MW turbines. Work started in January and was completed at the end of March. From Barragan ...

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The work continues to come in for our Romanian business unit. At the beginning of 2013 Global Wind Service (GWS) won the contract to perform the 500 hour service on the Barragan wind farm in Romania. The Barragan wind farm consists of 22 Siemens 2.3 MW turbines. Work started in January and was completed at the end of March.

From Barragan our Romanian teams will then head straight on to the Zephyr wind farm to complete the remaining works before performing the 500 hour service on the 78 Siemens 2.3 MW turbines. This contract is scheduled to continue until the end of July 2013.

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12th December 2012 Prototype Project Secured with Alstom

Global Wind Service (GWS) are pleased to announce the awarding of the contract for the pre-assembly, foundation and WTG installation of the prototype 6.0MW Alstom turbine off the Belgium coast. ‘This is a fantastic opportunity for GWS to demonstrate our skills and flexibility with this new prototype turbine. It will be a first for ourselves and for Alstom and we look forward ...

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Global Wind Service (GWS) are pleased to announce the awarding of the contract for the pre-assembly, foundation and WTG installation of the prototype 6.0MW Alstom turbine off the Belgium coast.

‘This is a fantastic opportunity for GWS to demonstrate our skills and flexibility with this new prototype turbine. It will be a first for ourselves and for Alstom and we look forward to seeing the results’ said Lars Petersen (GWS CEO).

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11th December 2012 The BARD Contract is Now Official

This afternoon Global Wind Service (GWS) CEO Lars Petersen received the eagerly anticipated news that the BARD contract is now official. The following message was relayed to the Oslo Stock Exchange: Fred. Olsen Windcarrier International Ltd, which is indirectly owned 50/50 by Bonheur ASA and Ganger Rolf ASA, has been awarded a contract by the German company BARD Engineering GmbH for ...

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This afternoon Global Wind Service (GWS) CEO Lars Petersen received the eagerly anticipated news that the BARD contract is now official. The following message was relayed to the Oslo Stock Exchange:

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier International Ltd, which is indirectly owned 50/50 by Bonheur ASA and Ganger Rolf ASA, has been awarded a contract by the German company BARD Engineering GmbH for installation work of turbines and associated equipment at the “Bard Offshore 1” wind farm in German territorial waters. The contract commences in March 2013 and is anticipated to take 150 days. The work will be performed using the installation vessel “Brave Tern”. The contract includes the provision of installation technicians from Global Wind Service A/S (DK) and one crew/service vessel of the Bayard class as provided by Fred. Olsen Windcarrier A/S (DK). Both Global Wind Service A/S and Fred. Olsen Windcarrier A/S (DK) are indirectly owned by Bonheur ASA and Ganger Rolf ASA.‘This is an extremely exciting project that will really demonstrate how well our three companies work together. We hope that this will be the first of many such endeavours’ said Lars Petersen (GWS CEO).

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23rd November 2012 HV Northern Europe

Global Wind Service (GWS) has now gained all the necessary certificates of authorisation to carry out HV installation works in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Island, Estonia, Latvia and Germany. GWS is also certified to carry out internal electrical work on turbines in Norway. In the UK, GWS can undertake all types of cable work with the exception of switching with HV ...

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Global Wind Service (GWS) has now gained all the necessary certificates of authorisation to carry out HV installation works in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Island, Estonia, Latvia and Germany. GWS is also certified to carry out internal electrical work on turbines in Norway. In the UK, GWS can undertake all types of cable work with the exception of switching with HV breakers.

Other regions are still under development and will be announced in 2013.

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23rd November 2012 The Finnish Connection

Global Wind Service (GWS) DK is pleased to announce the first HV contract to support Nordex having a major framework agreement in Finland. The initial phase will be the cabling works between the converter and the transformer station on 9 Nordex N117/2400 type turbines. The full framework contract consists of cabling work on a total of 111 turbines owned by ...

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Global Wind Service (GWS) DK is pleased to announce the first HV contract to support Nordex having a major framework agreement in Finland. The initial phase will be the cabling works between the converter and the transformer station on 9 Nordex N117/2400 type turbines. The full framework contract consists of cabling work on a total of 111 turbines owned by the Finnish Wealth Management company Taaleritehdas.

The Honkajoki wind farm is situated 120 km Northwest of Tampere in West Finland where temperatures can reach as low as -25C. Work is due to start at the end of 2013 Q1.

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22nd November 2012 UK Business Unit Passes ISO Audit with Flying Colours

The UK business unit have reason to celebrate this month after their first annual ISO Audit. The IMS or Integrated Management System was first implemented in the UK at the beginning of the summer and is designed to deliver a higher standard of management and control throughout the company. The IMS covers OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System), ...

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The UK business unit have reason to celebrate this month after their first annual ISO Audit. The IMS or Integrated Management System was first implemented in the UK at the beginning of the summer and is designed to deliver a higher standard of management and control throughout the company. The IMS covers OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management) and ISO 9001 (Quality Management System).

‘The results of our first ever ISO audit are really excellent. We achieved a pass without any non-conformities and only a few minor recommendations. A big thank you goes to the whole UK team for their efforts and their willingness to embrace and use the system so effectively. An especially big thank you also to John Burke (GWS Rope Access Manager) for his excellent work in developing the rope access department – the auditor was particularly impressed with this area of the business’ said Corporate HSEQ Manager Mogens Duus.

The audit took place at the UK operational offices in King’s Lynn on 13th and 14th November and will now be an annual fixture in the GWS calendar. For more information about the ISO standards, please go to www.iso.org.

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5th November 2012 Installation at Maerdy Wind Farm Secured

Work will begin on the installation of 8 x Siemens 3.0 MW Direct Drive wind turbines at the beginning of December. The Maerdy site is situated at the end of the Rhonnda Valley on an elevated plateau South West of Aberdare. This project represents to several firsts for Global Wind Service (GWS). The first GWS UK installation project for Siemens, the ...

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Work will begin on the installation of 8 x Siemens 3.0 MW Direct Drive wind turbines at the beginning of December. The Maerdy site is situated at the end of the Rhonnda Valley on an elevated plateau South West of Aberdare.

This project represents to several firsts for Global Wind Service (GWS). The first GWS UK installation project for Siemens, the first GWS UK installation of a 3.0 MW DD machine and (hopefully) the first of many such projects in the years to come.

Construction work will begin on the 10th December and will break for Christmas around the 22nd December.

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1st August 2012 Additional Contract for Romania

The Romanian business unit continues to move from strength to strength as news of our expertise and skills starts to spread. This week, Global Wind Service (GWS) Romania was awarded the contract for the anchor bolt tightening of 90 GE 2.5 MW turbines in the Constanta area in South East Romania. Although this work is not the most glamorous, it does demonstrate ...

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The Romanian business unit continues to move from strength to strength as news of our expertise and skills starts to spread.

This week, Global Wind Service (GWS) Romania was awarded the contract for the anchor bolt tightening of 90 GE 2.5 MW turbines in the Constanta area in South East Romania.

Although this work is not the most glamorous, it does demonstrate that there is a lot of work to be won in this region as the number of turbine installations increase. The future continues to look bright for GWS in Romania.

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17th July 2012 More work for Global Wind Service in Romania

This week Global Wind Service (GWS) has been awarded the contracts to install GE wind turbines at the Fintinele and Cogelac wind parks in Romania. The project will start in earnest at the end of July 2012 and will consist of 5 x GE 2.5 turbines at the Fintinele site and a proportion of the 48 x GE 2.5 turbines ...

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This week Global Wind Service (GWS) has been awarded the contracts to install GE wind turbines at the Fintinele and Cogelac wind parks in Romania. The project will start in earnest at the end of July 2012 and will consist of 5 x GE 2.5 turbines at the Fintinele site and a proportion of the 48 x GE 2.5 turbines at the Cogelac wind park.

The award of the new phase of the projects was given as a direct result of the excellent work GWS performed for the clients in 2011 and earlier this year so many thanks go to the previous installation team.

The projects will be managed from the GWS business unit in Constanta (Eastern Romania) which will supply both manpower and tooling.

The Romanian countryside can prove to be a very challenging work space so we wish our colleagues in Constanta the best of luck and hope that these projects will win GWS even more work in the future.

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12th July 2012 Last Turbines Installed on Sherringham Shoal

A significant milestone has been reached at the Sherringham Shoal project off the North Norfolk coast in the UK. The final turbine was installed last week which completes the installation phase of the 88 turbine project. ‘A big thank you must go out to all those who were involved in the installation phase of the of the project. You should feel ...

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A significant milestone has been reached at the Sherringham Shoal project off the North Norfolk coast in the UK. The final turbine was installed last week which completes the installation phase of the 88 turbine project.

‘A big thank you must go out to all those who were involved in the installation phase of the of the project. You should feel very proud when you see the turbines generating electricity in the years to come’ said a spokesperson.

The installation phase of the project was delivered with no LTC’s so a special thanks also goes out form the Global Wind Service (GWS) management team.

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27th June 2012 Suspended Work Platform Field Test a Success

At the beginning of June a team from Global Wind Service (GWS) UK travelled to a wind farm in Northern Ireland to field test a number of new service lines. An innovative combination of rope access, suspended platform and rapid UV cure repair systems were put through their paces in a complete spectrum of weather conditions. Come rain or shine ...

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At the beginning of June a team from Global Wind Service (GWS) UK travelled to a wind farm in Northern Ireland to field test a number of new service lines. An innovative combination of rope access, suspended platform and rapid UV cure repair systems were put through their paces in a complete spectrum of weather conditions. Come rain or shine the combined system proved to be an extremely viable solution for complete turbine overhaul realising massive down-time savings in the process. Using this system we can now inspect, test, clean and repair blades in the air with an average turbine only taking a maximum of three days from start to finish.

‘We are really happy with the results of our field tests. The systems far outperformed our expectation and we hope to have the full system ready for full market deployment by the end of the summer’ said UK Operations Manager Thomas Eves.

This innovative blade repair system will but GWS at the very forefront of blade repair within the UK market. Watch this space – more field test results to follow.

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14th May 2012 Brave Tern Officially Launched

Saturday 12th May 2012 saw the official launch of Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s latest vessel the Brave Tern at the Lamprell Shipyard in Dubai. The Brave Tern is the largest custom built turbine installation vessel of her type currently in existence. Her launch marks an important milestone in the Fred. Olsen ‘master plan’ to capture the offshore renewable market and provide ...

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Saturday 12th May 2012 saw the official launch of Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s latest vessel the Brave Tern at the Lamprell Shipyard in Dubai. The Brave Tern is the largest custom built turbine installation vessel of her type currently in existence. Her launch marks an important milestone in the Fred. Olsen ‘master plan’ to capture the offshore renewable market and provide the industry with a real and complete ‘Tern Key’ solution.

Present at the launch representing GWS was CEO Lars Petersen.

‘It was a magnificent day in Dubai and the Brave Tern is a truly awesome feat of engineering. Her launch not only heralds a new chapter in the Fred. Olsen story but also represents a new phase in the development of all the Fred. Olsen related companies. We at GWS are very much looking forward to sailing and work aboard this mighty vessel’ said Lars Petersen.

The Brave Tern is the first of two identical vessel commissioned by Fred. Olsen specifically for the installation of turbines in the European market – her sister ship, the Bold Tern, is due for completion towards the end of this year.

For more information about the Brave and Bold Terns please go to: www.windcarrier.com/

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8th May 2012 Over £2k Raised for Charity by Global Wind Service Tech

Huge congratulations go out to Global Wind Service (GWS) technician John Galliford who recently completed the London Marathon in a blistering 3 hours and 52 minutes. ‘I decided to run the London marathon this year after completing the Great North Run last year which is a half marathon. The charity I ran for was CHILDREN WITH CANCER which I thought was ...

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Huge congratulations go out to Global Wind Service (GWS) technician John Galliford who recently completed the London Marathon in a blistering 3 hours and 52 minutes.

‘I decided to run the London marathon this year after completing the Great North Run last year which is a half marathon. The charity I ran for was CHILDREN WITH CANCER which I thought was a terrific charity and it certainly provided me with plenty of motavation for the training. The training itself was the hardest part, I was training everyday before and after work while on the Sheringham Shoal project – sometimes before breakfeast at 04:30 on the treadmill onboard the Regina Baltica.

When the race came on the 22nd of April I was ready or, so i thought … this was the hardest thing i had ever done. All went well untill mile 20 – thats when I hit ‘the wall’ –  the last 6 mile were tough and I managed to cross the line with a time of 3hrs 52. I was pleased to just finish the race and raise over £2,000 for CHILDREN WITH CANCER.’ said John.

John would like to say a big thank you to all the staff and technicians at Global Wind Service for their support and sponsorship.

If you would like to know more about John’s run or would like to make further donations please contact John at: jga@globalwindservice.com

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4th May 2012 Baltic I: Now We’re Torquing

Global Wind Service (GWS) has won the contract to perform the torquing works on the offshore turbines on the Baltic I wind farm. Work will commence on the 10th of May and is scheduled to be completed by the end of August 2012. Baltic 1 Offshore Wind Farm was the first commercial offshore wind farm of Germany in the Baltic ...

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Global Wind Service (GWS) has won the contract to perform the torquing works on the offshore turbines on the Baltic I wind farm. Work will commence on the 10th of May and is scheduled to be completed by the end of August 2012. Baltic 1 Offshore Wind Farm was the first commercial offshore wind farm of Germany in the Baltic Sea. Siemens supplied 21 SWT 2.3-93 wind turbines for the 48.3 megawatt wind farm. Baltic 1 is located about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) north of the Darss-Zingst Peninsula and covers about seven square kilometres. Work started in July 2010; the wind farm was officially commissioned on 2 May 2011.

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17th April 2012 Hugh Wadlow Recieves Siemens Safety Observation Card of the month at Greater Gabbard

Congratulations to UK based technician Hugh Wadlow for winning the Siemens Saftey Observation ‘Card of the Month’ whilst working on the Greater Gabbard project. “I put a Safety Observation Card in after accessing a Wind Turbine and finding a large amount of tools, loose cabling and a leaking generator left behind by a cable laying ship’s subcontractors. It looked like it ...

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Congratulations to UK based technician Hugh Wadlow for winning the Siemens Saftey Observation ‘Card of the Month’ whilst working on the Greater Gabbard project.

“I put a Safety Observation Card in after accessing a Wind Turbine and finding a large amount of tools, loose cabling and a leaking generator left behind by a cable laying ship’s subcontractors. It looked like it had been there months judging by the rust, and was a significant trip hazard to work around. I did my best to clear it up and reported it to Siemens” – Said Hugh

Hugh received a portable hard-drive for his efforts.

Well done Hugh and thanks also to the team at Siemens for taking the time to reward good health and safety reporting.

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17th April 2012 New Swedish Contract

Global Wind Service (GWS) have received an contract for craning and installation of 6 x SWT 2.3 MW turbines for the Asen & Kaptensberget Project. The project is scheduled to be executed over the summer 2012.

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Global Wind Service (GWS) have received an contract for craning and installation of 6 x SWT 2.3 MW turbines for the Asen & Kaptensberget Project. The project is scheduled to be executed over the summer 2012.

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17th April 2012 Global Wind Service Become Probationary Members of IRATA

As of the 1st April 2012, Global Wind Service (GWS) became a probationary member of IRATA (International Rope Access Trade Association). After many months hard work and determination by UK based GWS Rope Access Manager John Burke, the confirmation finally came on the day of the Bayard Launch in London – a double reason to celebrate. We are now officially able ...

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As of the 1st April 2012, Global Wind Service (GWS) became a probationary member of IRATA (International Rope Access Trade Association). After many months hard work and determination by UK based GWS Rope Access Manager John Burke, the confirmation finally came on the day of the Bayard Launch in London – a double reason to celebrate.

We are now officially able to offer rope access work as one of our many services and will reach full membership after the final surveillance audit which will occur within the next six months.

Having rope access capabilities will open up a lot more work for our technicians. For more information please contact John Burke in the UK office: jb@globalwindservice.com.

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12th March 2012 Global Wind Service Romania secure Cogelac contract

Global Wind Service (GWS) Romania have signed an agreement with General Electric for the installation of 32 x 2.5 MW (100 M hub height) Turbines in Romania. The project is scheduled to commence in April with an average installation rate of 3 x WTG per week. Since the establishment of a local Business Unit in Romania we have managed to secure ...

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Global Wind Service (GWS) Romania have signed an agreement with General Electric for the installation of 32 x 2.5 MW (100 M hub height) Turbines in Romania. The project is scheduled to commence in April with an average installation rate of 3 x WTG per week.

Since the establishment of a local Business Unit in Romania we have managed to secure a number of installation and Service & Maintenance contracts in the region. Considerable amounts have been invested in training and education of our local technician, tooling and service vehicles to ensure that the high GWS standards are met and delivered accross the group.

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8th March 2012 New French Contract

Siemens and Global Wind Service (GWS) have together with our craning partner Ter-Linden agreed on a contract for the Quesnoy Extension.  The wind farm which upon completion will consist of 5 x SWT 2.3 MW turbines will be located in the Northern Part of France. Global Wind Service also performed the installation of phase 1 compromising 10 x SWT 2.3 ...

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Siemens and Global Wind Service (GWS) have together with our craning partner Ter-Linden agreed on a contract for the Quesnoy Extension.  The wind farm which upon completion will consist of 5 x SWT 2.3 MW turbines will be located in the Northern Part of France. Global Wind Service also performed the installation of phase 1 compromising 10 x SWT 2.3 MW turbines.

The project is scheduled to commence end of March 2012.

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10th February 2012 GWS Install the First Two Sinovel Turbines in Europe

Global Wind Service (GWS) has become the very first company in Europe to install the new Chinese built Sinovel SL3000 3MW turbine. The site 35km North East of Karlstad in Central Sweden comprises of two turbines with a combined output of 6MW. The total height of the turbine is 150 metres with a rotor diameter of 113 metres. The two ...

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Global Wind Service (GWS) has become the very first company in Europe to install the new Chinese built Sinovel SL3000 3MW turbine. The site 35km North East of Karlstad in Central Sweden comprises of two turbines with a combined output of 6MW. The total height of the turbine is 150 metres with a rotor diameter of 113 metres. The two turbines will cost 84 million SEC and are expected to produce approximately 15 000 MWh /year, equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of about 3000 households.The client company (CRC Vindkraft AB) operates out of Gothenburg and this installation is a significant milestone in the company’s history.After many years of hard work, it feels really good today to be able to see the first wind turbines in place, says CRC Vindkraft President Claes Bühler.The turbines themselves also represent the start of a new era for the European wind industry. Sinovel is the World’s second largest manufacturer of turbines and already has a strong track record for reliability across the globe. If all goes well and these turbines perform reliably, then we may well be seeing more Sinovel installations across Europe in the years to come which is great news for the industry and for GWS.

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9th February 2012 Brave Tern’s Move to Launch Site a Sucess

Earlier this week the near complete Brave Tern was transported from its dry dock at the Lamprell Shipyard in Dubai to its launch site in preparation for the big day.   The jack-up vessel was designed by Gusto MCS and customised by Fred. Olsen Windcarrier based on their extensive knowledge gained from market experience. The vessel is self-elevating and self-propelled ...

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Earlier this week the near complete Brave Tern was transported from its dry dock at the Lamprell Shipyard in Dubai to its launch site in preparation for the big day.   The jack-up vessel was designed by Gusto MCS and customised by Fred. Olsen Windcarrier based on their extensive knowledge gained from market experience. The vessel is self-elevating and self-propelled with large open deck space to facilitate various deck layouts suitable for individual operations. The vessel has an 800 tonne “wrap around the leg” offshore-rated crane also designed by Gusto MSC as well as robust, continuous type jacking systems. In addition, the vessel has a DP2-class type dynamic positioning system and is fitted with a Voith Schneider propulsion system enabling superior and secure positioning.   The installation vessel has high-quality accommodations for up to 80 persons in 56 cabins, as well as a heli-deck to facilitate transfers during wind farm installations.   Technical management of the fleet is executed by Fred. Olsen Marine Services with over 30 years of experience in the operating and crewing of our offshore rigs, cruise vessels and FPSO’s. The marine operations will be executed by Fred. Olsen Windcarrier. This combination enables a flawless operation meeting the highest HSEQ-standards.

 

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8th February 2012 New Business Unit to Open in Germany

This month will see the latest edition to the Global Wind Service (GWS) business family. Global Wind Service GmbH has been set up in Hamburg to tap in to the lucrative German wind market and will begin work in earnest. In 2010, the installed capacity of wind power in Germany was 27.2 GW comprising more than 21,607 turbines. In 2011, the German ...

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This month will see the latest edition to the Global Wind Service (GWS) business family. Global Wind Service GmbH has been set up in Hamburg to tap in to the lucrative German wind market and will begin work in earnest.
In 2010, the installed capacity of wind power in Germany was 27.2 GW comprising more than 21,607 turbines. In 2011, the German federal government announced plans to increase spending on the commercialisation of renewable energy and to increase the number of turbines on German territory.
This represents a sizable market for installation activities, service and maintenance as well as significant opportunity in the re-powering market. Other large opportunities exist in the nascent offshore market off the North coast of Germany. All in all a massive opportunity for the Germany business unit and the GWS group as a whole.
For more information about Global Wind Service GmbH please contact Martijn Eugelink: me@globalwindservice.com

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9th January 2012 Service Contract in France

Starting from January 2012, Global Wind Service (GWS) has been awarded the service contract for the Castres and Quesnoy wind farms for Siemens France. GWS will be delivering stand alone servicing on the 2.3MW and 1.3 MW turbines.

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Starting from January 2012, Global Wind Service (GWS) has been awarded the service contract for the Castres and Quesnoy wind farms for Siemens France. GWS will be delivering stand alone servicing on the 2.3MW and 1.3 MW turbines.

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6th January 2012 Installation Contract on Curaçao

On the 6th January Global Wind Service (GWS) was awarded the contract by Vestas CEU to install 10 x 3.0MW V90 turbines on the Caribbean island of Curaçao. The project will begin in earnest and will start with the unloading and safe storage of Vestas equipment from the transport vessels. The main installation work is scheduled to begin on the 6th ...

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On the 6th January Global Wind Service (GWS) was awarded the contract by Vestas CEU to install 10 x 3.0MW V90 turbines on the Caribbean island of Curaçao.

The project will begin in earnest and will start with the unloading and safe storage of Vestas equipment from the transport vessels. The main installation work is scheduled to begin on the 6th February with an expected installation rate of 2 turbines per week.

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6th January 2012 London Array Project Kicks Off

The beginning of December 2011 saw the start of the London Array project in the UK. Global Wind Service (GWS) mobilised the first group of offshore technicians to support Siemens Plc on what will be the world largest offshore wind farm. Our scope of work will be the supply of experienced offshore technicians to help with installation, mechanical and electrical ...

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The beginning of December 2011 saw the start of the London Array project in the UK. Global Wind Service (GWS) mobilised the first group of offshore technicians to support Siemens Plc on what will be the world largest offshore wind farm. Our scope of work will be the supply of experienced offshore technicians to help with installation, mechanical and electrical completion.

London Array Ltd is a consortium of three world-leading renewable energy companies (DONG Energy, E-oN and Masdar) who are combining their experience and expertise to develop and build the world’s largest offshore wind farm off the UK coast line.

Construction on Phase One, which compromise some 175 3.6 MW turbines is expected to be completed by the end of 2012.

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6th January 2012 New High Voltage Department for Global Wind Service

In early 2011 our Board of Directors took the measured decision to expand our portfolio of services to include High Voltage (HV) work. In November, following a successful audit by DNV, we received our SKS certification which enables us to provide our customer base with this new service.

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In early 2011 our Board of Directors took the measured decision to expand our portfolio of services to include High Voltage (HV) work. In November, following a successful audit by DNV, we received our SKS certification which enables us to provide our customer base with this new service.

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21st November 2011 Global Wind Service Joins Danish Royal Delegation in Australia

In November Global Wind Service (GWS) was invited to join their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Fredrik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark on their annual trade mission to Australia. Some of Denmark’s biggest companies also attended the business delegation which made stops in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne. GWS have already delivered a number of key contracts in Australia and are currently ...

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In November Global Wind Service (GWS) was invited to join their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Fredrik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark on their annual trade mission to Australia. Some of Denmark’s biggest companies also attended the business delegation which made stops in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne. GWS have already delivered a number of key contracts in Australia and are currently looking to find strategic partners to develop an Australian business unit.
“Australia has a growing onshore wind market and lots of potential for GWS. Our visit with the Royal Family has been an excellent opportunity for us to strategically develop our business in Australia.” Said Lars Petersen, GWS CEO.

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15th November 2011 Sinovel moves into the European Market

Chinese manufacture Sinovel, currently ranked as the 3rd largest wind turbine manufacture in the world have signed a turbine supply agreement with a Swedish based investment company. The project compromise 2 x 3.0 MW turbines which are to be installed at the beginning of January 2012. Global Wind Service A/S (GWS) has formed a joint venture with its partners Nordic ...

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Chinese manufacture Sinovel, currently ranked as the 3rd largest wind turbine manufacture in the world have signed a turbine supply agreement with a Swedish based investment company. The project compromise 2 x 3.0 MW turbines which are to be installed at the beginning of January 2012. Global Wind Service A/S (GWS) has formed a joint venture with its partners Nordic Crane Wind AB and Transport Company Ville Silvasti for this specific project and secured the contract for the transportation from Sweden and the craning and installation of the turbines.

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1st November 2011 Contract Awarded in Romania

In October Global Wind Service (GWS) was awarded the installation contract for the Cogealac Project in Eastern Romania. The project is part of the larger Fintinele wind farm which will consist of around 140 turbines when fully constructed. Our scope of work for this project was the installation of fifteen GE 2.5 MW turbines – including the mechanical and electrical ...

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In October Global Wind Service (GWS) was awarded the installation contract for the Cogealac Project in Eastern Romania. The project is part of the larger Fintinele wind farm which will consist of around 140 turbines when fully constructed. Our scope of work for this project was the installation of fifteen GE 2.5 MW turbines – including the mechanical and electrical completion and gearbox alignment. The schedule of works saw all fifteen turbines erected by the end of 2011 and all internal works will be completed during January 2012.

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15th September 2011 Craning & Installation job awarded in Romania

Global Wind Service (GWS) Romania has been awarded the contract for the Craning & Installation for 21 x SWT 2.3 MW Turbines. The project is a very important milestone for our newly established office in Romania for which we foresee great potential in the future.

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Global Wind Service (GWS) Romania has been awarded the contract for the Craning & Installation for 21 x SWT 2.3 MW Turbines. The project is a very important milestone for our newly established office in Romania for which we foresee great potential in the future.

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24th August 2011 Retorquing Job in Germany

Starting from the 1st September 2011, Global Wind Service (GWS) has been given a three and a half year contract to perform the yearly and 5 yearly bolt tensioning work on around 350 Siemens wind turbines throughout Germany.

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Starting from the 1st September 2011, Global Wind Service (GWS) has been given a three and a half year contract to perform the yearly and 5 yearly bolt tensioning work on around 350 Siemens wind turbines throughout Germany.

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24th August 2011 New Business Unit in Romania

Global Wind Service (GWS) has established a new business unit in Romania. The Romanian market is one of the most interesting in Eastern Europe and the decision to set up an operational business unit means that GWS will be closer to the key decision makers in the field and will help to established a strong foothold for the company in ...

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Global Wind Service (GWS) has established a new business unit in Romania. The Romanian market is one of the most interesting in Eastern Europe and the decision to set up an operational business unit means that GWS will be closer to the key decision makers in the field and will help to established a strong foothold for the company in this emerging market.

The following projects are currently under construction:
Vaslui area: 12 x V90, 105m hh Moldova Nuoa area: 21 x SWP 2.3, 99m hh

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24th August 2011 Service Work in France

Following on the installation of the Quesnoy wind farm in 2010, Global Wind Service (GWS) has been awarded for the contract servicing wind turbines throughout France. The project comprises of the torquing of various models of Siemens turbines.

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Following on the installation of the Quesnoy wind farm in 2010, Global Wind Service (GWS) has been awarded for the contract servicing wind turbines throughout France. The project comprises of the torquing of various models of Siemens turbines.

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