Peter Wells, Chief Operating Officer of UpWind Solutions said “We are making great progress on enhancing our Parts business for the Wind Energy sector. After extensive research, it became clear that Kansas City was the best location for our main distribution center due to the ability to quickly reach so many wind power assets throughout the US, especially the Central and Western regions.“
The wind power facility will house a wide range of spare parts for multiple Wind Turbines technologies, as well as an engineering center for parts, and critical components like gearboxes, generators, blades and transformers. Wells went on to say, “Our goal is to ensure we have the most commonly needed parts for multiple technologies in order to provide owners and operators with the type of service level they require, namely parts being available, with short lead times and a competitive price.”
The facility will feature modern inventory storage and management equipment, as well as advanced software. It combines temperature controlled areas for critical components, as well as an area for tooling and equipment used by the UpWind Solutions field technicians.
Commenting on the fit of the Parts business and the new Parts & Tooling Center with UpWind’s strategy, Marty Crotty CEO said, “Everything we do is focused on safety, quality, and operational performance, allowing us to provide a higher standard of service and a lower cost per KWh for our customers. Taking our Parts capability to the next level adds an important competency to our full product offering.”
UpWind Solutions is the industry’s leading 3rd party providers of asset management and operations and maintenance services to the wind farm industry. UpWind was founded in 2007 by Bo Thisted and a team of highly experienced wind energy industry veterans around the vision of providing best in class services to the growing fleet of North American wind turbines. UpWind is based in Medford, Oregon and works for customers throughout North America.