Avanti is a leader and pioneer in vertical access solutions for wind turbine towers and is dedicated to increasing safety whilst lowering the cost of energy production. Avanti service lifts, tower internals and climb assists products can be found in every corner of the globe, as Avanti equipment is selected by major OEMs and wind farm operators due to the quality and reliability of its products, service support and total cost of ownership over the total lifecycle of the equipment.
In 2016, Avanti became part of the Alimak Group, a global leader in vertical access solutions. Service support for Avanti products is provided by Alimak Service, the global service organisation of the Alimak Group of companies. Alimak Service was launched to the global wind industry at WindEnergy Hamburg in September 2018 to great applause. The coming together of two industry leading brands, Avanti and Alimak Service provides an unparalleled support package for the on-shore and off-shore wind sector.
Alimak Service is uniquely positioned to support its customers to manage their installed base of wind turbine tower internals, no matter where in the world they are located. Alimak Service has service centres in over 60 countries with highly trained and certified technicians able to mobilise to some of the hardest to reach locations around the world on land or sea – with an increasing percentage of wind turbines being sited off-shore Alimak Service is well positioned to be an important partner for the growing off-shore sector.
Through Alimak Service, customers can access a full range of products and services, designed to offer a ‘one stop shop’ solution that makes it easy for customers to manage their assets in a cost-effective manner. In addition to a full range of service maintenance packages, inspections, and genuine replacement parts, Alimak Service offers the most comprehensive service support programme in the industry:
Avanti One – a ‘one stop shop’ programme designed to take care of the complete tower internals from the base of the tower to the nacelle. Regular inspections, service and preventative maintenance of all the internal components, including service lifts, ladders, climb assist, guard rails, rest platforms, fire extinguishers, first aid kits and anchor points to name but some of the items included in the programme. The benefit is ‘one’ service provider to do all safety inspections requiring only ‘one’ periodic shutdown reducing downtime – Avanti ‘one’ is the perfect solution
Training – 6 Global Wind Organisation (GWO) certified training centres located close to major wind energy producing regions and web-based eLearning accessible anywhere at any time to support the on-going training of persons using Avanti products. A wide range of operator and safety courses are available and all training is logged and managed through a customer portal to make it easy to access training records and book new courses
Safety Runners – as an integral part of the fall protection system within the tower, Avanti safety runners require an annual inspection and service to ensure the fall protection system is in optimum working condition. To assist customers in managing their stocks of safety runners, Alimak Service provides a range of options to suit the customer to minimise down time, such as an exchange programme and testing centres located close to major wind markets
With a proven track record of service excellence within the vertical access industry, the Alimak Service organisation has at its core some of the most experienced service support technicians and After Sales professionals in the wind industry today – it is these people who provide the extra layer of service excellence that customers demand to ensure everyone working in the wind turbine tower remains safe, and that operational targets to keep the cost of producing energy low are met.
Avanti and Alimak Service is the ultimate combination – world class products and customer support. For more information on Alimak Service visit www.alimakservice.com or to make an enquiry about the products and services listed above contact your local service centre here.