It has been an extremely busy, but exciting start to the week at GEV Wind Power (GEV).  GEV are proud to announce this partnership with Bilfinger Salamis UK, that will help GEV in establishing itself as a global market leader in wind turbine blade repair and maintenance.

The new partnership offers wind farm operators a complete service for the repair and maintenance of full turbines – drawing on the specialist blade expertise of GEV alongside Bilfinger’s comprehensive range of fabric repair, cleaning, and inspection services.

The companies say the partnership will also help to ensure a high level of availability for the operator’s assets while reducing costs.

Hull-based GEV works on more than 40 wind farms both on and offshore every year, mobilising over 300 technicians worldwide. The company specialises in structural blade repairs, installation and replacement of retrofits, Lightning Protection System testing and replacement, and Leading Edge Protection installation.

Bilfinger provides a range of operations and maintenance services including alternative access, fabric maintenance, specialist cleaning, and advanced non-destructive inspection in the UK, Denmark, and Holland. Over the last three years, the company has diversified into the offshore wind market, delivering contracts in the North Sea and Baltic Sea. The company employs over 1,400 employees and is part of international industrial services provider Bilfinger.

David Fletcher, CEO of GEV, said:

Over the last few years GEV has established itself as a global market leader in wind turbine blade repair and maintenance. We are now excited to be collaborating with Bilfinger and be in a position to offer our clients a comprehensive range of additional fabric maintenance solutions supported by an industry leader in this field.

Bilfinger Salamis UK’s business development and commercial director Mike Henderson said:

This partnership aligns our innovative approaches and comprehensive competences in operations, maintenance, and technology, creating an integrated service offering that delivers greater operating and cost efficiencies for our clients. As the UK offshore wind market continues to grow, Bilfinger Salamis UK and GEV are well placed with bases around the UK coastline, with a network of logistics facilities in some of the key renewables hubs, and an extensive resource pool of experienced and knowledgeable technicians.

Collaborating with companies such as GEV means we are well placed to realise our goal of becoming a Tier 1 operations and maintenance partner to the offshore wind industry.