GE has signed a Europe-wide deal with EDF Energies Nouvelles to support the converters used at the developer’s wind farms.
The framework agreement between GE’s Power Conversion
Business and EDF EN includes remote and on-site support, spares, training and contract
It is designed to allow staff from EDF EN Services to
acquire the skills needed to maintain converters with support where necessary
from GE, a statement said.
John Chatwin, services commercial leader for GE’s Power
Conversion business, said: “Wind turbine converters are complex pieces of
technology that are critical to the efficient transmission of energy produced
to the grid, and maintaining them has traditionally been very costly.
“Our aim is to provide customers with the tools and information
they need to reduce their operation costs by empowering them to undertake fault
remediation internally. In fact, we have found that nine out of 10 calls to our
support hotline can be resolved on the phone, saving expensive on-site