VEO, a local actor in Norway
Even if the management of the wind farm’s maintenance projects takes place in Finland, Norsk Vind Egersund AS feels that it is important for VEO to count itself as a local actor. Thanks to VEO’s subsidiary in Norway, VEO AS, the company’s expertise is nearby if a sudden maintenance need occurs. However, according to Esa Ala-Honkola, the Director of VEO’s Expert Services, VEO’s remote access and advisory services – as well as VEO247 fault detection service – make it possible to get a quick response and help from VEO, regardless of the geography. All these services are included in the Egersund agreement.
The whole lifecycle in VEO’s hands
When it comes to the maintenance of Egersund wind farm, VEO has one advantage over their competitors – familiarity with the whole set of electrification and automation products and solutions. As it happens, the substation connecting the turbines to the grid was delivered by VEO earlier last year. According to Ala-Honkola, the previous substation delivery now makes it easier for VEO to ensure the availability of expertise, which makes the whole maintenance agreement a trouble-free choice for the customer.
“Ensuring the technical integrity of critical equipment in the wind farms we operate is of utmost importance. The agreement with VEO gives us comfort knowing that the technical availability will be high and that potential failures can be corrected in a quick and effective manner”, says Head of Operations John Amund Lund from Norsk Vind Energi AS.
Favourable winds for VEO in Norway
According to Ala-Honkola, the demand for VEO’s Expert Services in Norway seems promising. During the past few years, VEO has delivered substations to several actors in the Norwegian wind power industry with good results. Since Egersund wind farm was financed by a significant actor responsible for several other initiated wind farm projects, there is a good chance that VEO’s expertise will be required for them too.
Viktor Forss, Managing Director, VEO AS, +47 916 70 699, firstname.lastname@example.org
Esa Ala-Honkola, Director, Expert Services, Veo Oy, +358 207 190 287, email@example.com