- Published: 09 November 2015 09 November 2015
Availon has announced a record year for the company, with the addition to its global portfolio of 620MW of wind turbine generators under operation & maintenance (O&M) contracts.
Mature European markets such as Germany, Spain and Italy, which have a great number of wind farms coming out of warranty, represent the lion's share of Availon’s recent performance. This year, they have so far added 390 wind turbine generators to their existing fleet. Compared to the previous year this means a 20% growth. Many of the newly contracted wind turbine generators have been manufactured by Gamesa. A significant increase in new O&M contracts was also recorded for GE and Vestas turbines, which still make up for the majority of turbines under contract. Further, the average age of turbines under contract has dropped because more and more wind farm owners decide to change from OEMs to Availon as soon as the warranty ends.