Following the bankruptcy of Total Wind A/S, Global Wind Service (GWS) has acquired all offshore and blade activities from Total Wind A/S. With this acquisition GWS takes over several ongoing projects including customer contracts and employees.
The main activities acquired includes the following projects:
Horns Rev I, DK: Service works for Vattenfall
Horns Rev III, DK: Installation and completion for MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
Port of Esbjerg, DK: Pre-assembly activities for MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
Various blade repair projects in Europe
Lars Bo Petersen, CEO of GWS said, “Despite the unfortunate circumstances for Total Wind A/S, we are pleased to announce, that GWS has been able to step in and secure the jobs of more than 150 Total Wind employees. We are also glad to be able to ensure steady progress on the projects which is already ongoing.”
“MHI Vestas has worked with Global Wind Service on a number of successful projects,” said Flemming Ougaard, Chief Operations Officer at MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. “The fact that they can step in here in these testing times and ensure continuity of service and project delivery is very important to MHI Vestas.”
With the acquisition GWS now counts over 800 people and further strengthens our position as a leading supplier of skilled turbine technicians, expertise and services for both onshore and offshore wind projects around the world. This initiative is in line with our defined strategy for future growth and expansion.