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05 Mar 2012 10:03:02

Bruce Neumiller of Gearbox Express panelist speaker at Wind Energy Update's O&M Summit

Bruce Neumiller, founding partner and CEO of Gearbox Express, will be a participating panelist during a tracked session at Wind Energy Update's O&M Summit at the Marriott City Center in Dallas, April 25–27, 2012.

Neumiller will provide his unique and experienced perspective on gearbox repair and longevity issues facing owners, operators and ISPs of wind farms for the session "gearbox reliability improvement". The session focuses on how to develop proven, cost effective O&M strategies pre-and post-warranty to ensure reliability, optimize performance and reduce costs.

"Our team at Gearbox Express has grown up in the industry and has literally rebuilt thousands of gearboxes across many markets," Neumiller said. "We consider ourselves a partner with owners and operators, helping them get the most operational life out of their assets. It's in our DNA to see and solve challenges. We are looking forward to sharing our insights and experience as part of this exciting panel at the O&M Summit".

About Gearbox Express
Gearbox Express is based in Mukwonago. It's the only company in North America solely focused on providing independent, down tower, wind gearbox remanufacturing services. It utilizes original equipment replacement parts, and its standard is to ship a complete drivetrain from its GBXchange pool to the repair site to ensure virtually no down time. Gearbox Express remanufactures gearboxes to the latest revision level and then conducts a rigorous, multi-hour load test on its regenerative 3.1MW test stand. Its gearboxes are shipped with an industry leading three-year warranty that is upgradeable to five years.

About the Wind Energy Operations and Maintenance Summit
Wind Energy Update has just launched its largest global event – the 4th Wind Energy Operations and Maintenance Summit USA – where wind operators, IPPs and OEMs will exclusively reveal their O&M successes and key lessons learned throughout the lifecycle of their existent projects.

With commitment from already 30 of North America's largest wind owner/operators the event will focus on the key issues that relate to the reduction the OPEX of wind farm O&M to achieve the maximum power generation possible.

The direct focus of the upcoming event will be on how to utilize the latest industry experience, proven technology and O&M strategies to maximize generation and reduce costs in North American wind farms. Topics include:

• O&M markets and trends for 2012 and beyond
• End of warranty options
• Performance optimization
• Retrofit technology, upgrading and repowering
• Advanced monitoring technologies
• Life extension of critical components
• Major part failure and repair
• Grid integration and curtailment

The event promises to deliver wind O&M strategies for wind companies whether they are big or small, or new or established. For more information on this event, speakers, agenda and workshop, contact Jon Harman with your enquiry.

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