Release Date: 04/20/2010
Location: Rheine, Germany
SSB SERVICE GMBH EXPANDS ITS SERVICE PORTFOLIO
New cooperation agreement with materials testing specialist
In the beginning of April, SSB Service, GmbH expanded its service portfolio to include non-destructive materials testing. The independent WTG service provider is based in Rheine, Germany.
The new cooperation with WPT Nord GmbH allows SSB Service, GmbH to offer its customers comprehensive testing and reporting of WTG main frames, foundations and towers.
WPT Nord was founded in 1997 and is a global expert in the field of non-destructive materials testing. The company is based in Kiel and is, among other things, active in shipbuilding, power plant construction, bridge construction, and railway technology. Its international customers include Caterpillar and MTU. WPT Nord currently generates the lion’s share of its sales in the renewable energy sector, with a particular focus on wind energy.
"As a result of our cooperation with WPT Nord, we can radically expand our already comprehensive service portfolio. The importance of materials testing has increased enormously, particularly in the wind energy industry. Rigorous testing, diagnosis, and the elimination of potential damage to welded frames, foundations, and towers make a decisive contribution to maintaining the value of WTG equipment and, therefore, increase wind turbine availability in the long term," explains Ulrich Schomakers, Chief Executive Officer of SSB Service, GmbH.
Ms. Dagmar Hammudeh-Keil
Tel.: +49 5971 8025 291
About SSB Service, GmbH:
Since its formation in 2007, SSB Service, GmbH has established itself as the leading independent provider of WTG maintenance services. At present, the full-service company operates with nearly 150 employees in Germany (headquarters), The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, and the USA.
SSB Service, GmbH currently maintains more than 1,000 MW worldwide.
The company´s proactive, complete services for worldwide WTGs include the entire value-added chain, including remote monitoring and maintenance, the provision of spare parts, troubleshooting, and the optimization of wind turbines. And all this is monitored by a DQS-certified quality management system.
SSB Service, GmbH is the first independent WTG service provider to be fully certified by the Germanischer Lloyd in all processes required for the servicing operation.