CHICAGO, Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Winergy, the leading supplier of wind turbine drive train components, today named E.ON Energy services as a factory Authorized Service Provider for inspection, repair and replacement of Winergy equipment. The designation allows E.ON Energy Services to perform up tower repair and replacement on Winergy equipment and to provide support to Winergy in the field.
"We are excited to have another credible partner join us in the servicing of our products," Winergy Director Richard Nelson said. "We only want to work with the best and most qualified repair teams and we are selective for a reason. Adding E.ON to our team will expand our geographic presence, maintain our high standards of quality and offer easier access to factory trained technicians for the owners of our products," Nelson added.
"We have worked with Winergy for some time and have used a number of their gearboxes in our own fleet over the last ten years," E.ON Energy Services President Keith Day said. "There is no question about the quality of their products, their company and their team. We are excited by this opportunity and look forward to bring our Owner's Eye approach to one of the best teams in the business. Focusing on the power train and major repairs will be a key service for us, so we are delighted to be an approved provider for the industry's leading manufacturer."
Winergy is headquartered in Voerde, Germany, and is the leading drive train component manufacturer for wind turbines. It has supplied more than 115,000 MW gearboxes worldwide. With more than three decades of experience, Winergy offers gearboxes, HybridDrives, couplings, and services to wind turbine manufacturers and wind park owners. The product portfolio covers power ratings between 750 kW and 8 MW. This is complemented by a high quality professional service portfolio. Production and service locations are located in Europe, China, India, and the U.S., while the base of service locations expands continuously on a global level.
E.ON is one of the world's largest investor-owned power and gas companies, with annual sales of €112 billion and more than 58,000 employees. E.ON, headquartered in Dusseldorf, Germany, plays a leading role in the development of the renewable industry worldwide and is already active in onshore and offshore wind, photovoltaic, and concentrating solar power (CSP). E.ON currently operates over 10 gigawatt of renewable capacity including large hydro. Since 2007, E.ON has already invested more than €9.5 billion and will continue to expand the share of renewable energy in E.ON's power generation portfolio. It is E.ON's ambition to further industrialize the sector and professionalize its operations, in order to reduce the cost of renewable generation and make it ever more competitive. To this end, E.ON works with a wide range of partners and is always open to discuss potential cooperation with committed technical experts and financial investors alike. For more information, please visit www.eon.com.
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