Bladefence to acquire Janneniska’s 90 to 104 meter skylift fleet
28 Apr 2017
As a part of larger reorganizing of Janneniska Group’s business activities announced today, Bladefence has signed a contract to acquire Janneniska’s skylift fleet in Europe ranging in reach from 90 meters to 104 meters.
After this contract Bladefence and its Canadian subsidiary Bladefence Canada will operate a fleet of six 90-meter units, one 103-meter unit and one 104-meter unit. Bladefence has used Janneniska’s skylifts in its operations since 2011 reducing the time needed for blade maintenance operations and in doing so, minimized turbine downtime related costs for the owners and operators.
“In recent years Janneniska’s tallest skylifts from 90 meter to 104 meter have been used almost exclusively in wind energy applications and this move streamlines Bladefence’s operations and enables Bladefence to offer wider variety of services to its wind energy clients as well as clients in other field of industries requiring extreme height skylift access solutions”, comments Bladefence’s Managing Director Ville Karkkolainen.
Bladefence to become a market leader in skylifts above 90 meters in Northern Europe
Karkkolainen continues: “We have always strongly believed in skylift access in wind turbine blade maintenance as they provide superior work platform for the safest and most efficient work flow. Through this deal Bladefence will become the prominent skylift service provider in Northern Europe in above 90-meter category and it enables us to provide these services to other industries as well.”