January 23 (Renewables Now) - German wind turbine servicing company Deutsche Windtechnik AG has taken over sector player GFW Gesellschaft fuer Windenergieanlagen GmbH & Co KG in a drive to bolster the two firms in their international growth.
Rennerod, Westerwald-based GFW was founded by brothers Juergen and Joachim Fuhrlaender. The firm focuses on classic turbine service, repair orders, expert opinions, troubleshooting, spare parts and engineering, involving products made by Fuhrlaender, Senvion and Nordex.
GFW’s acquisition will complement Deutsche Windtechnik’s own service portfolio and create numerous opportunities and interfaces, the latter said. The purchased business will keep its name for the time being, while its Rennerod headquarters will become a service base and regional node in Deutsche Windtechnik's service network.
Following the takeover, Holger Haemel and Severin Mielimonka, who are the current managing directors at Deutsche Windtechnik X-Service, will jointly manage the acquired firm as a new business unit together with Juergen Fuhrlaender.