Deutsche Windtechnik receives awards from innogy and ScottishPower for outstanding service quality
The independent maintenance provider Deutsche Windtechnik has been honoured by two of its largest clients for the quality of its services. At its supplier day event on 22 November 2017 in Essen, Germany, the energy supplier innogy presented Deutsche Windtechnik with the ‘innogy supplier award’ in the Quality Global category for its international cooperation with innogy. In a ceremony at its Glasgow headquarters on 9 November, leading British wind farm developer ScottishPower honoured Deutsche Windtechnik Ltd. from among some 3,500 suppliers in the Delivery of Services category as the company’s best supplier during the last year.
In his laudation, Michael Veeser, Head of innogy Corporate Procurement Renewables, said, “The value created by our suppliers is of the utmost importance for innogy. We have a very close working relationship with Deutsche Windtechnik that is characterised by daily communication at various levels. The constant exchange enables both companies to pursue our ongoing internationalisation and to tap into portfolio synergies, new markets and technologies as far as possible. We are greatly looking forward to continuing our cooperation in the future.” Matthias Brandt, Board Director of Deutsche Windtechnik, said during his acceptance speech: “Substance and a common spirit form the foundation of our jointly achieved service quality. People, systems and innovations go hand in hand!”
Reducing operating costs
Deutsche Windtechnik opened its first subsidiary in the UK in 2015. Both ScottishPower Renewables and Deutsche Windtechnik have benefited from their cooperation. Keith Anderson, ScottishPower’s Chief Corporate Officer, said: “To deliver some of our most ambitious projects ever, we are working with a wide range of specialist companies. Since Deutsche Windtechnik entered the UK market, with their strong focus on customer satisfaction and operational performance, they have brought significant benefits to ScottishPower Renewables and to the wider UK Market by helping to drive down operational costs. We are delighted to recognise Deutsche Windtechnik for all of their excellent work.” ScottishPower gave out 16 special recognition awards in total to the companies and workers who have been helping to deliver the variety of upgrades and improvements across the UK.
Billy Stevenson, Managing Director at Deutsche Windtechnik Ltd. said: “We are very pleased to have our efforts recognised in this way with this prestigious award. Our success has come from great teamwork with safety and customer needs always uppermost in mind. We also appreciate the positive working relationship we found with the very professional people throughout the organisation at Scottish Power. Together, we can make a major contribution to make renewable energy in the UK successful and economical.“
About Deutsche Windtechnik AG
Bremen-based Deutsche Windtechnik AG offers a Europe-wide single-source full technical maintenance package for wind turbines. The company operates both onshore and offshore. It provides service for more than 3,000 wind turbines throughout Europe with permanent maintenance contracts (basic and full maintenance onshore). Its system engineering focuses on Vestas/NEG Micon, Siemens/AN Bonus, Nordex, Senvion, Fuhrländer and Gamesa turbines.