in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

Gearbox Express (GBX), a company focused on providing down-tower, wind gearbox remanufacturing services, has signed a master major supply agreement with Xcel Energy for a wind turbine gearbox exchange program in the utility's Upper Midwest service territory.

As part of the agreement, Xcel Energy will purchase remanufactured gearboxes from GBX, which says it will keep a supply of those gearboxes at the ready to deliver to the designated Xcel wind farm site. GBX also will provide and support the terms of a five-year warranty agreement on the gearboxes and cover all warranty repair or replacement costs, including cranes.

“Xcel Energy owns and operates 201 wind turbines in Minnesota today, with another 175 coming online in 2015 in Minnesota and North Dakota, and this program is customized for maximum efficiency,” comments Bruce Neumiller, CEO of GBX. “Gearbox Express will have a stock of remanufactured gearboxes that Xcel Energy can access whenever they are needed to ensure there is virtually no down time.”



Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Senate Passes Tax Extenders Bill With Wind PTC Extension

The legislation, which passed in the U.S. House earlier this month, will renew the critical production tax credit through the end of 2014 - giving developers only about two weeks left to start construction.


Transmission Study Shows Nebraska Could Handle A Lot More Wind Power

A new report released by the Nebraska Power Review Board finds that the state already has enough infrastructure to accommodate at least 2 GW of additional wind generation.


Can Wind Energy And Birds Coexist? Environmental Group Says Yes

The Environmental Defense Fund, a supporter of responsible wind energy development, points out ways to help mitigate impacts of turbines on birds and bats.


Another Study Finds Wind Turbines Do Not Affect Nearby Property Values

Research conducted by the University of Guelph focused on regions in Ontario, and the conclusion echoes that of previous studies.


Too Little, Too Late? U.S. House Approves Wind PTC Extension

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a tax extenders package that would renew the wind production tax credit (PTC) and about 50 other expired tax breaks through 2014. The wind industry argues the short-term fix is virtually no fix at all.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015