As the number of operating wind farms in South Africa increases, so is the demand for a quality repair and maintenance service.
“This is very different to wind farm development projects” says Wayne Foreman from Vanguard, “for these bespoke repair and maintenance jobs, the demand is for a much smaller, but highly skilled and versatile crew and this is exactly what Vanguard is about.
I am amazed at the growing demand for our services in this arena and am pleased to say that both internally and with our alliance partner ETA-Wind, we are expanding our capabilities to meet this growing demand for maintenance and repair work”.
Just in the past year, Vanguard has provided repair works at height on over seven wind farms and is currently removing for repairs and then replacing, more than 20 turbine blades for a customer in the Eastern Cape.
Vanguard is currently investigating the purchase of a very specialized crane just for repair work that will be much faster and cheaper to mobilize than conventional mobile cranes.