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16. May 2022

In the fast lane

Highly specialised services for the wind energy sector

No matter whether it be in politics or business: anyone just starting out is generally granted a transitional period of 100 days before the first measures must have been implemented and the first results presented. Things are different at XERVON Wind however. This XERVON subsidiary effectively ignored this warm-up period. It had its foot on the gas pedal right from the start and proved to be a success within no time at all.

Following their motto “Do one job without neglecting the other”, XERVON Wind not only took on operational tasks from the start to position itself on the market but also began setting its strategic course for future-oriented growth. The initiatives resulting from this are wide ranging and address all points relevant to its future success. Just one example: XERVON Wind succeeded in implementing an exacting quality management system in record time. The company was certified by two of the largest wind turbine manufacturers at the end of 2021, just six months after its foundation.

The company’s workforce has also been gradually expanding to keep pace with the steady growth of its operational onshore and offshore business. By the end of last year, XERVON Wind had 70 employees – experienced, highly trained specialists, who would normally be difficult to find in light of the current skills shortages. And, as the growing team needed more space, a new business location was looked for and found in Lingen, Germany, to support this expansion.

Just nine months since it entered the market, XERVON Wind is now working on making a key addition to its portfolio. Alongside its service and maintenance work, the company will soon be offering a further field of business: the installation of wind turbines. At the same time, it is driving forward collaboration work within the Group so that it can act as a ‘one-stop shop’ and offer its customers supplementary services as well. Just one example of this is the cooperation that began last year with REMONDIS’ sister company Rhenus Logistics, which delivers supplies to offshore wind farms and transports material and crews to the platforms.

Well positioned for the current business year

XERVON Wind’s order book is also very well positioned for 2022. It has several large projects in the pipeline in the offshore sector alone, which will see the company’s teams of engineers spending long periods at sea. Maik Schlapmann, managing director of XERVON Wind, commented: “Every project, no matter whether it is onshore or offshore, will help us to further strengthen our position on the market as we will be able to prove just how good we are. At the same time, we will be able to show the wind farm operators that XERVON Wind is the right partner for them.”

In a recent interview, Maik Schlapmann and Tobias Wilming, XERVON Wind’s managing directors, talked about the company’s first successes, their strategic initiatives for the future and the link between wind turbines and Industry 4.0. Here you can read the interview.

Maik Schlapmann and Tobias Wilming

Image credits: image 1: © XERVON Wind


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