William Simpson Managing Director at BDL and Steve Bacon Sales Director at BDL

Bearings & Drives Commissioned for Wind Turbine Project

Here at Bearings & Drives Ltd we recently took delivery of the first batch of bearings from CeramicSpeed that are destined to be retrofitted into fan motors in wind turbines.

The contract is part of a collaboration between Bearings & Drives, Creadis Wind Solutions, CeramicSpeed and rewind and mechanical repair company Fletcher Moorland.

Motors that require repairing by Creadis Wind Solutions – a leading engineering service provider in the wind energy sector, will now be fitted with CeramicSpeed bearings, and supplied by Bearings & Drives, with a special high temperature cage and high temperature grease to complement the ceramic rolling elements.

Steve Bacon, Bearings & Drives Sales Director comments: “Our company will be supplying the products and we chose to partner with another locally based firm, Fletcher Moorland based in Stoke-on-Trent to service and repair the units, rather than sending the units back to Denmark, thereby supporting both regional business and the environment.

“There are in excess of 1500 wind turbines around the UK coast and we are excited by the potential of this contract. This contract will provide wide exposure and reach, offering a tangible example of the products in action, and showcasing the benefits of CeramicSpeed bearings, over and above more traditional products.”

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