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Deutsche Windtechnik And GFW Gesellschaft für Windenergie Gain Strength Together

Bremen, Germany - Deutsche Windtechnik AG and GFW Gesellschaft für Windenergie GmbH & Co KG have been collaborating since the beginning of 2020. Now the transfer of operations has been completed, so that GFW will cease to exist as an independent company.

In the course of the new joint orientation, the management will change to some extent: Jürgen Fuhrländer has taken over the management of the newly named Deutsche Windtechnik Technology Center Rennerod at the former GFW headquarters. Holger Hämel and Severin Mielimonka will remain on the management board in their capacity as managing directors of Deutsche Windtechnik X-Service GmbH.

Rennerod Technology Center remains specialized in special designs and uptower repairs

At the Rennerod Technology Center, the main focus is on the technical engineering of special tools, special designs for large component replacements, and repairs of large components in the turbine ("uptower repairs"). This includes, for example, the further development of the ground-based winch system (GBWS) as a cost-saving alternative to using large cranes, Deutsche Windtechnik announced. GFW has developed the GBWS for Kenersys and Senvion turbine types in recent years and is now adapting the system to other turbine types. GFW's operational service business, formerly based in Rennerod, will be taken over by the Deutsche Windtechnik service centers in Mücke and Obersontheim.

Cooperation proved its worth at an early stage

Jürgen Fuhrländer, Head of Rennerod Technology Center: “Our cooperation and merger agreement with GFW in January 2020 set the course for future collaboration with a strong partner. The first 18 months of our cooperation proved that this was the right step and immediately led to new projects being carried out. Our expertise in the technical development of custom designs is constantly being challenged and strengthened by the diversity and large number of these projects. Working together in a close, friendly cooperation to move and implement new technologies is our common goal as well as our job."

Matthias Brandt, board member of Windtechnik emphasizes the importance of the unique development projects of GFW, which can be advanced with the current team with even more dynamism and commitment.

Source: IWR Online, 15 Sep 2021