REETEC repositions itself with unique onshore and offshore service portfolio at the wind energy market

- The REETEC merger with Off-Shore Wind Solutions (OWS) creates an extremely powerful independent competence centre for onshore and offshore services. - The Emden Offshore Service Centre (EOSC) offers customers access to a service hub for wind turbine generators of the North Sea plus a highly qualified full maintenance concept. - With EDF Energies Nouvelles Group, REETEC benefits from a strong, globally oriented stakeholder with ambitions to drive expansion of wind energy concepts on an international level.

Bremen, 01 February 2018 – As an independent full service provider with over 20 years of industry experience, REETEC sees itself as a partner of manufacturers and operators of wind farms on equal footing. Its comprehensive know how is based on practical learning curves – not least due to experience with developing prototypes – which is passed on directly to customers via qualified employees. The former can order services on a stand-alone basis or packaged as a turn-key project.

The OWS integration means a significant expansion of the current range of services from electrical engineering, grid connection, electrical and mechanical assembly of wind turbine generators, operation and maintenance (O&M) services, major component replacement, rotor blade and tower services to aviation obstruction markers.

Compelling combination of competence, technology and infrastructure
Currently, an unparalleled pan-European service hub for major component replacement is being built together with offshore wind farm specialist OWS: the “Emden Offshore Service Centre“ (EOSC), which offers cost efficient full service concepts as well as modular solutions. Medium-term planning will see availability of technology and engineering with a capacity to service 500 wind turbine generators:

  • Own service dock and service hall in which rotor blades with a length of 50-60 meters and entire nacelles can be refurbished.
  • Modern 24/7 control centre, including remote supervision and connection to the predictive maintenance centre of EDF Energies Nouvelles (e-DC).
  • Location on the border of the Netherlands offers a wide deployable radius comprising the entire North Sea.
  • Access to a jack-up service vessel with a 500 tons crane

“Wind energy is a people’s business. As an “honourable merchant from Bremen“, we have gained a lot of trust in the market since 1996 – be that with clients or by now 350 employees. We know all facets and challenges of wind energy services like no other. Obvious proof of this competence is that REETEC/OWS is the first independent service provider to close a 10-year operation and maintenance service contract for the offshore wind farm BARD Offshore 1 (BO1) with the owner and operator Ocean Breeze Energy,” says Detlef Lindenau, Managing Partner REETEC.

Seeing the big picture
Since 2007, REETEC is part of the EDF Energies Nouvelles Group (EDF EN) – a global player with ambitious goals for renewable energies according to the CAP 2030 strategy of EDF Group: the installed output of 28.000 MW today shall grow to 50.000 MW by 2030. One of the key drivers will be wind energy. With its technical expertise, REETEC/OWS is an important contributor to advance the industrialisation of the wind industry together with the international strength of the EDF EN group.