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Moventas wins several wind turbine service projects

Cambridge, ON - Moventas has received significant orders from wind industry customers in Finland and Estonia.

Cambridge, ON – Moventas has received significant orders from wind industry customers in Finland and Estonia.

For a few years now, Moventas has actively developed its after sales services in order to overcome the challenges with WinWind turbines, to support end-users in Finland. Moventas has entered an agreement on service projects of WinWind 3-MW turbines with three different customers in Finland and Estonia. The customers include Haminan Energia and the Estonian Nelja Energia.

The deliveries, scheduled for the spring and summer of 2014, include factory service, project management, installations, spare parts, new main bearings and in some cases related crane services.

Estonian Nelja Energia owns three wind farms and 19 WWD3 turbines across his country. The WWD3 projects now agreed to with Moventas will be carried out in three turbines in the Aseriaru and Viru Nigula wind farms. They are being serviced because damages threatening the turbines were detected with Moventas’ CMaS condition management system.


“These projects include both a replacement gear installation and a 12-day service at our workshop in Jyväskylä. As the similar projects we carried out last year proved, we can successfully execute even the most challenging projects,” said Moventas Service business’ Nordic sales manager Teemu Hyytiäinen.

CMaS also detected emerging damages on the WWD3 turbines Moventas serviced last year on the Swedish Uljabouda mountains and on lake Vänern. CMaS manages a wind turbine drivetrain with seven parametres by measuring temperature, vibration, load, pressure, revolutions per minute, oil condition and oil particles.

Moventas’ co-operation with Haminan Energia began in June 2013, when all five Haminan Energia’s wind turbines were installed the CMaS system and existing systems were upgraded. In June and July 2014, one of the Summa wind farm’s turbines will be see the installation of a replacement gear. Additionally, service of the next possibly damaged gearbox will be planned well in advance and other turbines will be monitored with the help of CMaS.

Wind power and its trouble-free maintenance play a significant role in Haminan Energia, which has built the Summa wind farm and the Ajos wind turbine in Kemi.

“CMaS is a good system, we absolutely plan to keep using it. Moventas monitors our turbines now and in the future from Jyväskylä, but we also have access to the system and can check on what’s going on in the nacelle. Considering its qualities, the system is reasonably priced,” says vice-president Pekka Raukko from Haminan Energia.

Moventas is an energy technology expert and service provider, and a sponsor of the upcoming MRO Expo, to be held in Mississauga on April 23, 2014. For details, visit  The company’s Canadian operation, Moventas Ltd., is based in Cambridge, ON. Moventas is part of Santasalo Moventas.