“Equally, and as markets across Sub-Saharan Africa expand, and the number of wind turbines and rotor blades increase, high quality blade repair and maintenance programmes will be key to ensuring this energy source delivers reliably.”
“Leading up to the launch of Altitec South Africa, we have developed a strong relationship with Obelisk, benefiting from their experience and understanding of the local market to support our Europe-based turbine blade technicians as they serviced wind energy contracts for our clients in Sub-Saharan Africa. As the wind industry grows and matures across the region, this work will need to be delivered by local teams. Altitec South Africa will ensure our clients can benefit from local expertise and experience,” says Dyffort.
The local entity will take advantage of Obelisk’s experience in the wind turbine service industry to support three Altitec-trained rotor blade technician teams, as they start to deliver services directly from their new South African base.
“Since we first started working with Altitec we have continually been impressed by their knowledge and expertise, and their ability to continuously raise the bar for rotor blade inspection and repair. We are excited to further strengthen our relationship with them and together start Altitec South Africa. Altitec’s vast technical expertise on rotor blade services, combined with the experience of Obelisk in the Sub-Saharan Market, will allow us to provide high quality services to our clients,” says Riccardo Buehler, Managing Director, Obelisk Energy Managing Director.
Altitec South Africa will be attending the Windaba conference in Cape Town on 14 and 15 November 2017.