Record Number of Wind Turbines Serviced by Siemens Leeds
- Photo shows selection of turbines in for servicing at Siemens Mechanical Drives in Leeds
Constantly improving service techniques, the use of digital factory expertise and a dedicated team at Siemens‘ growing service centre in Leeds have resulted in record numbers of wind turbines now being serviced at the site.
Some of the Siemens service team are pictured in the Stourton factory, alongside several wind turbines currently being serviced; these turbines alone have a collective weight of around 64 tonnes and between them are capable of powering around 2000 UK homes.
Gary Husband is Siemens business manager (wind service) and he commented: “By using lean techniques and establishing best practices at Leeds, we have increased the number of units we can assemble and service for customers. Our faster turnarounds are bringing huge benefits for those customers operating wind turbines. Leeds is an established authorised service centre for Winergy gear units, which means we conform to very strict quality processes and procedures meeting the required specifications in servicing and re-assembly.“
With increasing UK demands for moving away from fossil fuels towards renewable energy and the growing numbers of onshore and offshore wind farms, this Siemens service centre will be at the forefront of maintaining Britain’s developing renewable energy programme.
Members of the Siemens Leeds service team pictured are (l-r): Dave Howard (CS Customer Support Engineer), Chris Myers (Mechanical Fitter), Michael Inhester (second year apprentice), Richard Heaton (Mechanical Fitter), Rob Haley (Mechanical Fitter), Dave Colleran (Team Leader), Mick Baxter (Assistant Team Leader), Steve Brearey (Mechanical Fitter), Matt Jackson (fourth year apprentice) and Richard Durham (Production & Quality Manager).
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Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalisation. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No.1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of gas and steam turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2015, which ended on September 30, 2015, Siemens generated revenue of €75.6 billion and net income of €7.4 billion. At the end of September 2015, the company had around 348,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the internet at www.siemens.com