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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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)…

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…