December 14 (Renewables Now) - German wind turbine servicing company Deutsche Windtechnik AG announced today that it will start operations in North America next month in a drive to benefit from the growing demand in the market.
The company, which has so far been focusing on activities in Europe, has established a subsidiary in Houston, Texas. The new unit will be headed by Melf Lorenzen, who previously served as country manager for the company’s Spanish market. Deutsche Windtechnik considers the intensity of competition in the US to be comparable to that in Spain.
According to director Matthias Brandt, this is exactly the right time for Deutsche Windtechnik to enter the US market. The country’s installed capacity now approximates 88 GW, which offers significant potential for maintenance activities.
"UpWind and Availon were acquired by the manufacturer Vestas, so this means there is currently no independent maintenance specialist with the expertise to provide full maintenance in the USA", said Melf Lorenzen, Managing Director of Deutsche Windtechnik Inc.
The company mentioned it also plans to expand into South America in the long term.