Six fabulous Vestas V80 wind turbines arise on the horizon as you approach the Ellerweg in Biddinghuizen. The Olster-Tocht Wind Park is looking excellent. The result of quality preventative maintenance and the constant watchful eye of Wilfried Groot Koerkamp.back to project overview
THE RESULT OF GOOD MAINTENANCE
Six fabulous Vestas W80 wind turbines arise on the horizon as you approach the Ellerweg in Biddinghuizen. The Olster-Tocht Wind Park is looking excellent. The result of quality preventative maintenance and the constant watchful eye of Wilfried Groot Koerkamp.
Wilfried’s home and dairy farm are near the wind park. Wilfried: ‘In 2002, we started the actual construction and realisation of the Olster-Tocht BV wind park. In the early years, we gained a lot of knowledge in terms of windmill technology, particularly due to the fact that, at the time, there was no ‘proven technology’. And we also switched gear casings and generators at the start. Since this project took place in our backyard, it was only natural to occasionally wander over for a gander. And, so doing, you slowly learn more about turbine technology.
When asked why Olster-Tocht wind park switched to Rengineers, Wilfried immediately responds: ‘We were looking for a partner who could carry part of the load for us. I felt as though I was doing nothing but checking up on people and making calls to keep the turbines up and running. I had had enough of that. And the Rengineers have been great at offering relief from day one of the contract. We particularly like their preventative approach and execution. It is this approach and working method that prevents failures and damages. It has made an enormous positive contribution to the wind park’s operational results. The fact is that we have a well-functioning wind park with near 99% availability!”
“We were looking for a partner who could carry part of the load”
‘The Rengineers mechanics and office staff know their stuff. Planning consults with me on maintenance overhaul. The best thing about that is that one or multiple teams are sent over to ensure that the maintenance and any remaining issues can be dealt with within the same week. I like that kind of practical approach, which is noticeably present through the organisation,’ says Wilfried.
- NameWilfried Groot Koerkamp
- BrandVestas V80
- Werzaamheden Garant Contract
- Country Netherlands