RWE Energy Services is a full-service provider of operations & maintenance, BOP and asset management services in North America. We are currently managing approximately 3,000 MWs of wind capacity for our customers. RWE Energy Services also services about 3,700 wind turbines for RWE and more than 25 customers. Operating in seven organized markets, we can provide expertise in working with all major RTO/ISO markets.
Benefits for Owners
One-stop shop – a turnkey service provider of operations & maintenance and asset management services
Who we are
RWE Energy Services is a turnkey service provider of operations & maintenance, BOP and asset management services to owners and operators of wind and solar farms. We can take the hassle out of scheduling multiple parties to get work done and be your one stop shop for all major and minor repairs. Let us do the work to vet any sub-contractors and parts delivery. We want to create a simple, transparent process for all of our customers. Our goal is to use the best methods and planning tools to help you:
- Maximize operational efficiency
- Reduce unnecessary downtime
- Deliver maximum value from your investments
As a major player in the renewables sector, we have the size, scale and presence to help you. Whether it is a short term service or long term maintenance, RWE Renewables Americas has dedicated professionals to assist you. We can help with scheduled maintenance, minor or major repairs, inspections or long term asset management. We have one of the most experienced technician teams in the business and major corrective specialists.
We have a full time engineering, SCADA and turbine support teams ready to help, whatever the problem. Let us manage the details so you can deliver the results for your organization or investors.
What we do
Innovating to Save You Time and Money
As an owner, we were unwilling to live with the high costs major component replacement and repairs. To address this problem, RWE Renewables Americas decided to implement unconventional and innovative solutions. RWE investigated alternatives for more than a year before settling on a new solution to help reduce our downtime and costs from major component failures. In 2014, RWE Energy Services purchased a self-hoisting crane and is the first company in the U.S. to make it available to external customers. To date, we have done more than 60 gearbox replacements with our self-hoisting crane.
The crane can work anywhere there is a usable road, requires no crane pad, comes in a single container and has a higher cut out speed than a traditional crane. To get the most out of this equipment, RWE Energy Services established a Major Correctives Team with decades of experience performing major component exchanges. Our team is the best in the business at major repairs and replacements for gearboxes, generators, bearings, and rotors.
Our Major Correctives Team provides labor for both kinds of major repairs, while our Specialized Lifting Team works with them to perform major component change–outs using our self-hoisting crane. This highly specialized unit has deep experience working on many GE, Siemens, Gamesa and Vestas turbine models, giving it the expertise to address issues proficiently and efficiently. Our team approach greatly simplifies the process for our customers. One phone call can have our teams onsite to replace your gearbox using our self-hoisting crane, labor and parts (if desired). Additional turbine expansion efforts are in the works. The sum of these efforts will save you time, money and reduce the negative impacts on your sites.
Turn Our Experience to Your Advantage
As a major owner that works with manufacturers, independent providers and through our internal program, RWE has developed an approach that takes the best practices from around the globe to provide a unique service offering to you. Let us turn our experience into your advantage. Our program has allowed us to improve operating conditions, lower costs and ensure greater reliability.
Through the use of CMS and active management we learned that some very simple maintenance techniques could dramatically lower operating temperatures in certain turbines protecting your equipment.
We’ve seen a number of parts dealers sell us expensive replacements when a lot of equipment can get retrofitted much more cost effectively.
When certain pitch battery assemblies required us to throw out a number of good batteries, RWE worked with a parts vendor to design a fix. RWE has several patents pending for its hard reset device to help you reset certain faults remotely. In addition, EES can develop a program to update and upgrade your on-site turbine computers for both Siemens and GE machines.
We implemented a pro-active solution to address the risk of turbine fire that is less than our basic insurance deductible.
Innovating to save you Time and Money
Our self-hoisting crane can work anywhere there is a usable road, requires no crane pad, comes in a single container and has a higher cut out speed than a traditional crane. To get the most out of this equipment, RWE Energy Services established a Major Correctives Team with decades of experience performing major component exchanges. Our team is the best in the business at major repairs and replacements for gearboxes, generators, bearings, and rotors.