Moventas finishes repairs at Vänern

WinWind turbines going up at in Sweden's Vänern lake.

WinWind turbines going up at in Sweden's Vänern lake.

Finland’s Moventas has wrapped up repair work on four of the ten WinWind turbines installed in Sweden’s Vänern lake.

Owned by a collection of Swedish utilities and investors, and located in the largest lake in the European Union, the 30MW Vänern project was commissioned in 2010.

Moventas was called in earlier this year to address mounting production losses at the project, and the Finnish gearbox specialist began a 13-week repair operation in June under challenging weather conditions.  

WinWind, the Finnish wind-turbine maker, is understood to have struggled to live up to its service obligations given its troubled financial state. The last time WinWind announced a major turbine order was in 2012.

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