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ZF Services and UpWind SolutionsEffective January 2014, UpWind Solutions was added to the Authorized Service Provider network for the wind power division of ZF Services, LLC. UpWind Solutions will now have the authorization to perform turbine gearbox field repair for ZF Services, LLC in selected regions across the US.

As an official repair provider for ZF Services, LLC, UpWind Solutions will be handling the full gearbox model range to include all Hansen legacy models as well as Non-ZF gearbox models. To ensure the highest quality service, UpWind Solutions will receive additional training and continue to utilize the same approved ZF procedures with original ZF components.

"We are pleased to be able to bring UpWind Solutions on board with ZF Services, LLC as an ASP. They exemplify the same quality and service that we as ZF Services look to provide to our customers," said Scott Gardiner, Manager, Wind Power Services.

ZF Services, LLC is looking forward to the positive outcome of adding UpWind Solutions to their ASP network. The addition of UpWind Solutions will improve service levels for Hansen owners. The further authorized service provider will also provide additional value for all customers.

"We are very excited to be working closely with a global leader in gearbox technology and manufacturing. Our partnership with ZF Services, LLC is a perfect fit, broadening our ability to provide high quality gearbox repairs and upgrades for our customers, as well as parts, and access to new or refurbished units" said Peter Wells, CEO, UpWind Solutions.

UpWind Solutions, Inc. is an independent provider of operation and maintenance services, asset management, performance upgrades, engineering and parts for wind energy projects. Leveraging our proprietary O&M Excellence© model, we operate and maintain a large fleet of wind turbines for customers in North America, offering a proven alternative to the turbine suppliers. We believe in transparency, collaboration and partnering with our customers to improve production, extend asset life and lower the cost of electricity.

Peter Wells

Peter Wells

Peter Wells is a senior executive business leader with 27 years of global experience in renewable energy, energy technology, power projects, construction engineering and consulting. He was named Chief Executive Officer in September 2011, after serving as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. His demonstrated leadership, vision, and strategic thinking have been instrumental in fulfilling the overall corporate strategy of consistently providing customers a full-service offering at a lower cost per kilowatt hour.

Peter is focused on the continued growth and development of UpWind as the leading wind energy independent service provider (ISP) on utility scale wind power projects in North America. His commitment has been demonstrated through the development of an ISP that both sets the industry standard for O&M Excellence© but also continues to innovate how O&M providers can produce better results for wind farm owners.

Topics: ZF Services, gearbox, upwind solutions, o&m