SKF inaugurates wind power industry service centre in Shanghai

This is the third centre of its kind, which is tailored for wind power industry, following the centres in Hamburg, Germany and Houston, USA.

SKF has been focusing on applying reliability centred maintenance technology to wind turbines for many years and has extensive knowledge and experience in providing remote condition monitoring service, asset management service, and spare parts management service to wind farm customers throughout Europe and USA.

As the development of large-scale wind power projects in China accelerates, the efficiency and reliability in operating and maintaining wind farms is becoming increasingly important.

The centre has been established to meet the market demand for maintenance technology in wind industry and to provide one-stop solutions in the fast growing market of wind farm operation and maintenance in Asia Pacific, particularly in China.

The establishment of the wind industry service centre in Shanghai demonstrates SKF’s strong commitment to provide extensive technical support and services to the wind industry and the wind farm operation and maintenance market in Asia Pacific, says Vartan Vartanian, President SKF Service Division.

SKF is a leading global supplier in the areas of bearings, seals, mechatronics, services and lubrication systems. The Group’s service offer includes technical support, maintenance services, engineering consultancy and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. The Group’s annual sales 2009 were SEK 56,227 million. The number of employees was 41,172.