SKF has been WinWinD’s partner in areas of lubrication, sealing and condition monitoring. The
new agreement brings the partnership closer and gives excellent opportunities to develop even more
energy efficient wind turbines.
The agreement with the parties will cover main bearing deliveries until the end of 2013. The
bearings to be delivered from SKF to WinWinD include the latest, state of the art technology, where the bearing manufacturing process also decreases the overall environmental impact significantly.
In the new solution, we seek operational reliability above all, since exchanging the bearing ormaking repairs at a tower height of over one hundred meters is expensive and time-consuming.
New manufacturing technologies also make it possible to reduce bearing manufacturing process
throughput times significantly, which improves the availability of larger bearings in the future,
says WinWinD’s CEO, Ilkka Hakala.
The agreement with WinWinD is very important to SKF. It gives us the possibility to use the latest
technology in developing wind turbines, says Key Account Manager Jukka Mäkinen from Oy SKF
Renewable energy, and wind power in particular, has for a long time been one of SKF’s focus
areas. Close co-operation with leading wind turbine manufacturers is especially important in this
rapidly developing technology sector. We are very pleased with this contract and the co-operation
with WinWinD, summarizes Sales Director Vesa Alatalo.