Gearbox specialist Moventas launches repairs toolbox for Siemens’ Winergy turbine

A Moventas technician prepares to remove a failed turbine gearbox
A Moventas technician prepares to remove a failed turbine gearbox

Finland-based gearbox specialist Moventas – which is owned by Scots industrial magnate Jim McColl’s Clyde Blowers Ltd LP – has launched a new suite of services aimed at remedying ‘failures’ of Winergy turbines in the Siemens 2.3 fleet in UK and EU.

Moventas has recently re-engineered the Winergy 4456 and developed a life-extending upgrade, up-tower repair capabilities, replacements and spare parts for this model. Moventas is now able to repair and manufacture or source any component for this gearbox.

Moventas has already performed a number of these workshop repairs and up-tower services. This is the second innovation under the Extra Life brand after the GE 1.5 replacement gearbox that was launched in North America at year-end.

The Siemens 2.3 is one of the most popular turbines in Europe. However, known gearbox challenges that these turbine owners have are mainly planet bearing failures and overall up-tower serviceability.

Arto Lahtela, Chief Executive, Moventas, said; “We have the solutions to repair and prevent these failure modes. Moventas is capable of servicing the Winergy 4456 up to .5 version.

“Further versions are in the pipeline and we recently simulated an up-tower intermediate assembly changeout in the factory.”

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