Wind Energy Services wins turbine service contract with MFG

Wind Energy Services will provide composite blade and nacelle repair to Molded Fiber Glass Cos. (MFG) via facilities in Texas, California and South Dakota.

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Wind Energy Services Co. (WES, Gainesville, Texas, USA), a provider of composite repair and maintenance services for wind farm operations, announced on Oct. 20 that the company has established partnering agreements with three turbine component manufacturing facilities, all entities of the Molded Fiber Glass Cos. (MFG, Ashtabula, Ohio, USA). Under the agreement, WES will have co-located satellite service centers at MFG’s manufacturing plants in Gainesville, Adelanto, Calif., and Aberdeen S.D., all in the U.S.

These new service centers will be staffed with mobile service crews. Materials, PPE and equipment will be deployed from the regional location closest to a customer’s site, reducing the mobilization costs and response time for field repair work. All three factories are located in areas with high wind farm concentration.

For blades and other composite components that require more extensive repair than can be effectively accomplished in the field, the option of factory service is now available through the satellite service centers. All three centers are now open for factory blade repairs, with projects presently underway in Aberdeen.

Replacement parts for older turbines can be supplied by these entities as well. “We have the ability to build a mold and composite parts quickly to match the original models, and are organized to accept jobs of all sizes at our Adelanto plant,” says Tony Drake, general manager of MFG West. “We recently fulfilled an order for replacement nacelles, spinners and hatch covers for an older turbine that proved to be a tremendous value for the customer”.

A brochure that shows the satellite service center locations and MFG manufacturing plants can be downloaded at tinyurl.com/WESlocations