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Lusk, WY, United States, 2009/05/13 - Global industrial service provider BIS Salamis, which serves the petrochemical, utilities, and energy industries, has expanded its services into the alternative energy sector. The new division will specialize wind turbine preventive maintenance.
BIS Salamis, a global industrial service provider, recently established a new Alternative Energy Division based in Lusk, Wyoming. By diversifying the company into the wind energy industry, BIS Salamis is now able to provide wind turbine maintenance services to a wide range of clients across the United States, Canada and Mexico and not a moment too soon.
In recent years, the United States has added more wind energy to the grid than any other country in the world. This increase in the number of wind turbines operating in the country has greatly amplified the demand for preventive and unscheduled turbine maintenance. Coupled with the fact that nearly 60% of the active wind turbines in the U.S. are behind on their scheduled maintenance, the industry is faced with a real shortage of service providers.
Having the technicians to maintain all of these wind turbines is of the utmost importance, especially considering the output of a large scale wind turbine is directly related to how efficient it is functioning. Thanks to new predictive-analytic technologies, BIS Salamis technicians can monitor turbine performance and detect degradation ahead of time; this allows for quick repairs which curb the need for costly replacement of major components.
The extensive preventive maintenance experience BIS Salamis has in other energy sectors is the platform by which they have made this leap forward into the alternative energy realm. The services offered by the Wind Power Division include wind turbine inspections, oil changes, bolt tensioning and torque checks, gear box rebuilding and generator maintenance. BIS Salamis teams are also able to safely and efficiently perform blade cleaning and repair as well as tower cleaning and painting through utilization of rope access techniques.
In addition to offering wind farms and wind turbine owners these services, the expansion of BIS Salamis into the wind industry will also create many new high paying technical jobs, which are sure to be around for years to come.
BIS Salamis, Inc. (bissalamis.com) is a leading service contractor in the energy, petrochemical, industrial and utilities industries. BIS Salamis, Inc. is part of Bilfinger-Berger Industrial Services AG, based in Munich, Germany. The company employs over 23,000 people and is engaged in operations worldwide. In addition to the new division in Lusk, Wyoming, BIS Salamis has U.S. offices located in Lafayette, LA and Houston, TX.