Facts & History
FairWind is a leading provider of one-stop solutions for the installation and service of onshore and offshore wind turbines throughout the world.
Our goal is the complete satisfaction of the customer’s wind energy support needs, including installation, schedule services, inspections, specialty services and repairs, spare parts replacement, turbine refurbishment and resale, technology solutions, and consultation.
FairWind was founded back in 2008. At that time, the company consisted of just eight men and one project.
Today FairWind has around 900 technicians, who on a daily basis carry out comprehensive solutions to unique problems for our customers both on and offshore.
The company is rapidly growing and has subsidiaries and offices in Europe, Africa, North America, and South America.
FairWind grows to be the global leader within installation and service of wind turbines based on our commitment to green (power) transformation on Earth.
To be a global provider in collaboration with leading partners in the industry.
Developing the most skilled, educated, experienced and safety-oriented technicians.
Maintaining flexibility as a solutions-oriented partner, consistently delivering excellent performance to fulfill our customers' global ambitions.
The FairWind Way
Since the beginning, things have progressed quickly. We owe this success to some of our core values, which demand us to deliver on time, at a fair price. In addition, we strive to always evolve and offer our clients an innovative product.
At FairWind, we are always fair. Synergy effects must benefit both our clients and ourselves. Every assignment must be performed in the way that makes most sense to the client, ensuring that FairWind is always option number 1 for both new and existing clients.
FairWind is not afraid of success. We live on it, and always strive towards new heights using our core values.
The owners of FairWind are a well consolidated and highly wind-experienced group of industrial investors. A majority of the top management team holds stake in a large portion of the company. At FairWind, we work long-term with clear targets and strategies. An international presence and expansion are deeply anchored in our culture. We make demands of our people, but in return we offer plenty of potential for development.
FairWind prefers to be first mover within many different areas. This is done by fostering a culture where people take initiatives on their own due to a problem that needs to be solved or a customer that has speciel needs.
FairWind believes that a responsible business = a profitable business. Profitability should never override all other considerations. How our profits are made is extremely important to us and therein lies the key to all our other areas of responsibility that we try to improve continuously.
FairWind is always flexible and adaptable in order to suit the needs of our clients in the best way possible.
FairWind is capable of rapid response to unexpected challenges, events, and opportunities. Built on policies and processes that facilitate speed and change, we aim to achieve continuous competitive advantages in serving our customers.
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FairWind Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary
On May 16th, 2008, FairWind came into existence with the goal of becoming the global leader within installation and service of wind turbines.10 years later, we are proud to say we are closer than ever to achieving our goals.FairWind started with 8 employees and 1 project working out of a single room. Now we are cooperating with nearly 800 technicians and 200 employees in over 35 countries all over the world."Everyone who has contributed and worked hard towards this goal should be incredibly proud," wrote John Funch, CEO."Not only have you achieved something admirable within the wind turbine industry, but... Read more
Journalists and Government Representatives Visit FairWind and European Wind Academy
On Thursday, October 26th, 2017 a group of Danish journalists and government representatives visited the FairWind and European Wind Academy offices in Szczecin, Poland.The meeting was organized by the West Pomeranian Marshall Office in Szczecin. The aim was to showcase Danish companies that are successful on the local market, and brand the West Pomeranian region as a great location for Danish companies to set up their business.In attendance were journalists from Borsen and Erhverv Plus, as well as a representative of the Polish embassy in Copenhagen, and 2 representatives of the West Pomeranian Marshall Office.An introduction to the FairWind organization... Read more
FairWind Completes First Project in Uruguay for Wobben Windpower
FairWind Completes First Project in Uruguay for Wobben WindpowerIn August, 2017, FairWind completed assembly and installation of 22 E-92 wind turbines at the Cerro Grande project site in Uruguay for client Wobben Windpower.The ambitious project clearly highlighted FairWind’s global strategy and willingness to take on new client requests in new markets.Over 80 people were involved on site, including local technicians from Uruguay which were trained to participate in the project.Once again, FairWind leverage both its experienced back-end operations in Europe and local resources in South America to deliver a one-stop solution for a new customer.Taking almost 10 months, the project... Read more
European Wind Academy, Wind Energy Training Supplier, Officially Opens
On Thursday, September 7th, 2017, the European Wind Academy, a newly established wind energy training supplier, held an opening ceremony at their office in Szczecin, Poland.The European Wind Academy’s main goal is to train wind energy technicians in the most professional way possible, in order to secure safe and reliable services for its customers worldwide.The European Wind Academy recently received certification to provide GWO BST (Global Wind Organization – Basic Safety Training), the most frequently required training course for wind turbine technicians.The European Wind Academy is also the only organization in Poland, outside Vestas facilities, that provides Safety Introduction for... Read more
FairWind Receives Award from Enercon for Best Supplier - Site Works
FairWind was invited for the first time to the ENERCON Lieferantentag 2017 (Supplier Day) on August 18th, 2017.Over 50 main suppliers were invited to Aurich, Germany, a diverse group that included everyone from raw material suppliers for the Enercon turbine component production, to installation companies at the end of the supply-chain.Throughout the day Enercon presented the direction their organization will be heading, with a strong emphasis on a partnership model going forward. We look forward to this, as this course is in line with FairWind’s global strategy of close cooperation with our partners.For the very first time in history Enercon... Read more
FairWind Hires Kennet Lejbach as COO Offshore
FairWind has hired Kennet Lejbach as its new COO Offshore, starting September 1st, 2017.Kennet has a very strong technical and leadership background in the international wind energy market.He was previously with DONG Energy Windpower for four years, recently acting as Senior Manager for Transfer Support, where he established a new technical department involved in lowering maintenance and establishing asset philosophy. Communicating and aligning directly with stakeholders, management, and operations, Kennet played an important and challenging role in heading this emerging department.Before DONG, Kennet was Lead Design Developer at Vestas Wind Systems, among other titles. Altogether, he had been with Vestas... Read more
FairWind at London Offshore Wind Energy 2017
FairWind will be taking part in the Offshore Wind Energy 2017 conference in London on June 6-8th.We welcome participants and vendors to visit our stand at S-N10.Offshore Wind Energy is the largest offshore wind conference and exhibition in the world. The event will be attended by thousands of leading and emerging players in the wind energy sector from all over the globe, including over 400 exhibitors.The event will take place at the Royal Victoria Dock at 1 Eastern Gateway in London in the United Kingdom.For more information, please contact Glenn Aagesen or Christine Lauth. Read more
Wind Turbine Installation Gets Attention in Finland
A project in Jeppo, Finland has garnered the attention of local people and media. Installation of two turbines is ongoing for client Vestas.On Monday, April 26th, 2017, an audience gathered at the site to witness the lifting of blades, reports Osterbottenstidning Tidning.The "sight-seeing" required workers to create additional barriers, to ensure the safety of the public."Each blade measures 62 meters and weights nearly 15 tons," Finnish media reported.Vestas was FairWind's first customer, and today both organizations have a close partnership, recently strengthened by a global agreement with an estimated volume of 25 million euros.Click on the picture below to read... Read more
FairWind Accepts Forbes' Diamonds Award
On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017, FairWind Sp. z. o. o. accepted the “Forbes’ Diamonds” award for the top ranking in our category in Forbes’ prestigious annual list of financially successful companies in Poland.Maciej Suchy, COO Installation Onshore, and Magdalena Radomska, Head of Legal Department, accepted the award on behalf of FairWind’s Polish entity. The award ceremony took place at a Gala at the Dana hotel in Szczecin.We were ranked number one among companies in the West Pomeranian Voivodeship with an annual income of between 50 and 250 million pln.The ranking used the Swiss valuation method for companies, with key criteria... Read more
Recruitment in Bydgoszcz
Want to start a great career? Do you have good manual skills?Come to our recruitment meeting in Bydgoszcz, on Tuesday, March 14 at the Hotel Brda, ul. Dworcowa 94, from 11-15.Learn how to become a wind turbine technician at FairWind, an international wind turbine installation and service company.We provide training and certification for you to work in one of the FASTEST growing industries in the world!Send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line "Bydgoszcz SD" to register!https://fairwind.dk/career#jobopenings Read more
FairWind Gets Top Spot in Forbes Diamond Rankings
FairWind Sp. z. o. o. received the top ranking in the prestigious "Forbes' Diamonds" list for 2017 for our category. FairWind's Polish entity was ranked number one by Forbes among companies in the West Pomeranian Voivodeship with an annual income of between 50 and 250 million pln.The ranking used the Swiss valuation method for companies, with key criteria being financial performance in 2013-2015, total asset value, credit and payment history, as well as a lack of legal issues. FairWind led on all these criteria in our category, and even ranked 23 overall in the nation.Considering our astronomical growth in the... Read more
FairWind Strengthens Vestas Partnership with Another Global Agreement
FairWind and Vestas have cemented their long term relationship with a two-year global frame agreement that may carry an estimated volume of up to 25 million euros.Signed on Monday, February 6th, 2017, the agreement will leverage FairWind’s close cooperation and quality performance with Vestas. With our global scope and reach, FairWind is uniquely positioned to provide wind turbine installation works in diverse markets in Europe and Africa.Growth driven by customer and partnership centric-strategy The agreement underlines our strong relationship with Vestas, who went from being our first customer in 2008 to a long-term business partner. Both companies are growing rapidly... Read more
Video: Construction of Noupoort Wind Farm in South Africa
Watch this incredible video about Noupoort wind farm in Northern Cape, South Africa, where we installed 35 wind turbines for Siemens:The video explores the positive effects of this project on the local community and renewable energy in South Africa.At full capacity the wind farm produces 80MW of electricity and can power up to 70,000 local homes.FairWind is using our global reach and experience to provide high value solutions to the South African market. Want to know more? Click here to read about how we just completed a challenging gearbox exchange at a remote site in South Africa.... Read more
FairWind Joins Siemens for Turbine Pilot Project
FairWind technicians helped Siemens in designing and installing a new type of turbine, the 3.3 DD, at a project site in Damme, Germany.We assisted Siemens in developing best practices for installation and service of the new turbines, and even cooperated with the engineers who built the turbine to better its design.A history of partnershipThe project required a lot of experience, and FairWind took advantage of its long history of cooperation with Siemens to make it a success.We have previously worked with Siemens and other OEMs on such pilot projects. Technicians at Damme from both companies knew each other and had... Read more
FairWind Completes Challenging Gearbox Exchange in South Africa
FairWind proves once again it is one of the leading comprehensive service providers in the wind industry, performing a demanding gearbox exchange for Vestas in Noblesfontein, South Africa.We tapped our global resources to quickly bring a team of expert technicians and secure a crane to the remote site in South Africa.FairWind positioned to satisfy unique service demandsThe task was difficult from a technical and logistical point of view. Few players, especially in the less mature South African market, have the capability to meet such a service challenge on such short notice.Vestas praised our team for their professionalism and proactive attitude... Read more
FairWind Expands Offshore Presence in UK
FairWind’s Global Experience Brings Local Presence to Hull Not only has FairWind ensured that 60% of technicians at the massive offshore pre-installation project at Green Port Hull, U.K. are local, but has also pre-trained them by leveraging another project in Esbjerg, Denmark.Part of the reason FairWind was chosen by Siemens for the project was because we are the only company with the global capability to pre-train local workers in such a way.The impact of global scope on a local levelFairWind sent the workers to Esbjerg, where we are executing a contract for Siemens on the pre-assembly of 100 towers for... Read more
FairWind Signs Frame Agreement Contract With Siemens Wind Power With an Expected Volume of More Than 20 Million Euros
FairWind is happy and proud to announce that on Tuesday, the 10th of January, 2017 we signed a two-year frame agreement contract with Siemens Wind Power, covering installation of wind turbines in the European, African and Middle Eastern regions.The scope FairWind delivers is, among others; manpower, tools, pre-service, pre-commission, and cranes. In several countries we deliver full office and accommodation facilities. The services FairWind shall deliver within the contract are fully in alignment with the strategy of FairWind.FairWind – a global one-stop supplier It is a clear ambition for FairWind to be a global one-stop supplier of our services. Year... Read more
FairWind Technicians Prove the Value of Rescue Training
The prompt reaction of FairWind technicians saved a man’s life during a heart attack on a remote offshore wind farm.FairWind recently completed the pre-assembly of 47 towers for client Siemens for the Sandbank offshore wind farm, located some 100 km from Esbjerg, Denmark in the German North Sea.When a service technician at Sandbank started to feel chest pains, FairWind technicians immediately sprang to action. They administered first aid, called the ship’s medic, and requested a helicopter for medical evacuation.Thanks to their industry rescue training, our team performed first-aid support, planned the evacuation route and called for help. A complex task... Read more
Fairwind Acquires US Service Company With More Than 50 Employees in the Wind Industry
To achieve FairWind's ambition of becoming a global provider of our solutions within service and installation of onshore and offshore wind turbines, FairWind has acquired EU Montage in the U.S.With more than 50 employees and a customer base that includes some of the biggest names in the market, EUM US Inc. has provided its customers with scheduled service, supervision, commissioning and blades repair.“FairWind sees massive potential in the US market, and by buying an existing company with a good track record, we get the chance to accelerate our market entry,” said Steffen Steffensen, Partner and Chairman of the Board at... Read more
Sites Review – Bereketli
All turbines have been erected on Bereketli site. 10-turbine-project is completed in Turkey. We received positive feedback from our client who appreciated our quality level.The project was challenging due to a few reasons. The site was situated in the mountains 1750 meters above sea level. “The location of the site had an influence on the weather which was very changeable. It was often windy and foggy but the team caught the windows and showed great flexibility and organization skills,” Project Coordinator Jakub Palczyński said.The site area was countryside and our technicians saw a lot of farm animals. “We saw sheep,... Read more
Best Safety Performance
Best Safety Performance Award was given to FairWind on 15th of June at a supplier conference at Vestas Headquarter in Denmark.We have received the prize for being THE supplier, out of 7000, that has demonstrated:no compromise towards safety risks;strong safety procedures;continuous improvement in safety.Finally, we were awarded due to the fact, that we stopped working as we found it too unsafe on the site in Turkey.It is clear expectation from the Management in FairWind to work safe, deliver quality and put our customers in centre of what we do.“Therefore, a big thank you, and congratulation to all of us. We... Read more
Recertification of ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 and certification of ISO 14001 management systems was gained by FairWind.“FairWind has been part of an audit process during the last 1.5 year where we needed to develop our internal documentation and processes as well as the organization in order to meet the requirements of the market and our customers,” Global Head of HSE, Ulrik Bjerre-Christensen said. The audit proved our standards connected with environmental management system, occupational health and safety management system and quality management system.The management system within the standards of ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 proves that a... Read more
First turbines at noupoort wind farm
Three out of 35 wind turbines have been erected at Noupoort wind farm and the plan is to close this week with 6 fully installed turbines.“The biggest challenge is the weather. It’s quite windy and it is very cold in the morning and boiling at midday. But the teamwork is really good and our local employees are learning from us quite fast,” Installation Lead, Mariusz Mierzejewski said. Each turbine is 99,5 m tall, has 108 m diameter rotor and three 53 m blades which are made from fibreglass-reinforced epoxy.We are going to complete the project in March 2016. The wind... Read more
Successful 2015 leads to a need for strengthening FairWind’s organization in 2016
Thanks to all our customers, employees and subcontractors, FairWind has again managed to achieve significant results and build a strong platform for the future. We have installed and serviced close to a combined 3 GW of wind power capacity in 2015 alone. To continue our success in 2016, we need to onboard more people.FairWind has spent the year expanding to new markets and regions where we are now considered as the first choice for our customers. Three new OEMs have been on-boarded and we are now working closely together with five OEMs. It enables us to offer more exciting challenges... Read more
First Prize for FairWind
Polish FairWind Sp. z o.o. was nominated for “Gazele Biznesu 2015” ranking and won the first prize in Westpomeranian region of Poland.Gazele Biznesu is a well-known, prestigious award given to the most dynamic and fast-developing, small and medium companies every year. The criteria for 2015 included running a business since 2012 without any breaks, generating the income of 3-200 million PLN in 2012, having growth of income in 2012-2014 and making no financial losses in 2012-2014.“We are very proud of achieving significant results and expanding to new markets in 2015. The prize confirms our success and it is a strong... Read more