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Wind Power

Houghton International works with wind turbine operators, OEMs and maintenance providers to increase power generation, reduce unplanned downtime and extend equipment lifetime.

We offer a range of wind turbine diagnostic, repair and life extension services, ensuring electro mechanical assets such as generators and motors remain efficient and reliable. Independent of OEMs, but a service provider to many, we work flexibly with customers to solve problems and improve performance in a safe and cost-effective way. 

Wind turbine services

Our mechanical and electrical repair services for wind turbines include:

  • Wind turbine generator repair and overhaul
  • Generator rewinding, upgrade and life extension
  • Main shaft/hub repair and overhaul
  • Rotor pole shoe replacement
  • Pitch, yaw, cooling fan and heater motor and hydraulic pump motor repair
  • Full range of testing and diagnostics, including winding analysis, vibration analysis, thermal imaging and laser alignment
  • Planned maintenance and emergency repairs
  • Generator storage

As more turbines come to the end of OEM warranty periods and owners and operators seek an alternative to OEM support and maintenance, Houghton International provides specialist aftermarket support to maintain key components and maximise turbine uptime and output.

Project management

Houghton International offers in-house project management support, giving you the peace of mind of one principal contractor throughout the entire process, from removal of the generator and other key assets from the turbine, transport, repair and maintenance works, and reassembly.

Generator life extension

Key components such as generators can be rewound to improve performance and extend the life of the asset in line with the lifespan of the turbine. Combined with regular maintenance, this is a cost-effective method for extending the life of your wind turbine generator.

Facilities and capabilities

Well equipped to service the needs of the wind market, our IECEx and Achilles category B2 accredited workshop has the latest facilities to accommodate large wind generators including a 40-tonne crane, in-house coil manufacturing facilities, one of the largest burn off stoves in the UK, and dynamic testing capabilities. We can provide static testing to guarantee performance after the work has been undertaken and prior to it being refitted to the wind turbine.

In addition to sourcing OEM approved parts and spares we also have 3D design reverse engineering capabilities to address obsolescence, reduce lead times and improve performance.

We can also store completed generators on site, undertaking periodic electrical and mechanical checks to ensure equipment is available and ready to use when needed.

Get in touch to find out more about how we can support your wind turbine maintenance and maximise availability by improving performance and reducing downtime.

Key Information

Project management and logistics
Fully equipped, large machine repair facility
Range of dynamic and load testing capabilities
Maintenance contracts and emergency repairs
Life extension and obsolescence management expertise
HV coil manufacture and winding capabilities

Further Information

Wind Turbine Generator Services
Power Generation – brochure download
Our capabilities – brochure download
ABB ST generator overhaul – showcase video

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