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Moventas to deliver Ajos upgrade

New lubrication for WinWind turbines to be used at Finnish wind farm

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Moventas is to provide a new type of gearbox lubrication upgrade for Innopower at the 30MW Ajos nearshore wind park in its native Finland.

Work on the 10-turbine project (pictured) at Kemi, in the north of the country, is expected to last up to five days per turbine and will take place this summer.

Moventas claims the service, which is designed for use on WinWind WWD3 machines, will extend a unit’s lifetime “considerably”.

The job involves upgrading the gearbox lubrication system, installing extra pumps for the main bearings and adding temperature sensors. Coolers will also be changed and lubrication management logic updated, Moventas added.

“We have high expectations for this upgrade. Key main components should last until the end of turbine lifetime. Professional maintenance and condition management enables minimising potential risks,” said Innopower production manager Raine Laaksonen.

Moventas Nordic service sales manager Teemu Hyytiäinen added: “The service project of all 10 turbines both on and offshore along with calibration and testing will be completed in August.

“We have a long-standing, good cooperation with our partner network for the benefit of customers who own WinWind turbines in Finland as well as the rest of Northern Europe, where these customers’ wind parks are located.”

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