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Vestas Partners with Leading Gearbox Manufacturer ZF

Randers, Denmark - As part of Vestas’ Service strategy to optimise the performance of wind energy assets, the wind turbine manufacturer is expanding its partnership with leading gearbox provider ZF to offer global service solutions for customers’ gearboxes.

According to the wind company, by expanding the partnership with ZF, Vestas will offer customers solutions that can lower repair costs, decrease downtime, and limit additional future repairs. Leveraging the companies’ complementary service capabilities and global footprints, the partnership also promotes mutual knowledge transfer, cooperation on training, and joint documentation development.

Through the partnership, Vestas becomes ZF’s preferred supplier to perform uptower repair work and ZF becomes Vestas’ preferred supplier for shop repairs and replacement units. Vestas has a long track record of efficiently repairing gearboxes on site, without removing them from the turbine, saving significant time and reducing cost. This expertise will result in unparalleled speed and efficiency offered to fleet owners worldwide.

ZF develops, manufactures and repairs gearboxes for the wind industry at plants and repair shops in Germany, Belgium, China, the US, and India. Going forward, Vestas and ZF will also collaborate on new repair and gearbox service products that can benefit the rest of the industry.

Source: IWR Online, 27 Jul 2018