Web Exclusive | July 2017
ENERCON returns to India in cooperation with local service providers
Leading wind turbine manufacturer ENERCON, is opening a new chapter in its collaboration with India, and has a first step, concluded non-exclusive cooperation agreements with three independent Indian service providers: Renom Energy Services, Kintech Synergy, and POWERCON Ventures India.
All have extensive experience in the Indian wind energy sector. The objective of this cooperation is to support repair, maintenance and service of wind energy converters which have been set up with ENERCON technologies in India.
Under the cooperation agreements now concluded with Renom, Kintech, and POWERCON, ENERCON supplies original spare parts to the three service partners and provides them with comprehensive technical support as well as training for their engineers. ENERCON also assures the availability of special tools necessary for wind turbine maintenance in India. The company has already begun to deliver original spare parts from Germany to its Indian service partners.
Hans-Dieter Kettwig, Managing Director, ENERCON said, “ENERCON is committed to support quality services for Indian wind turbine operators who rely on our technologies and seek service reliability, proven maintenance capability and need spare parts. Together with our Indian service partners, we will protect the interests of wind park owners, investors and banks which finance wind energy projects in India.”
Legal disputes which had subsequently prevented ENERCON from operating in India have now been resolved. A recent court ruling creates legal certainty and paves the way for a fresh start: Designated as competent by India’s Supreme Court, the International Court of Arbitration (ICC) in London delivered a comprehensive final award in ENERCON’s favour. The ICC ruling concludes a number of disputes, notably the use of ENERCON’s intellectual property, and enables the company to return to the Indian market on new terms.
In addition to supporting quality maintenance services for those ENERCON technologies that are already in use in India, ENERCON is currently assessing options to also offer its latest generation wind energy converters in this market.