RENEW Energy ISO Certification

Renew Energy is proud to announce that its Remanufacturing Division has received their ISO 9001 Certification, which they were awarded in October of 2022. 

ISO 9001 Certification is, according to its website, “a set of five quality management systems standards that help organizations ensure they meet customer and other stakeholder needs within statutory and regulatory requirements related to a product or service.” 

The certification is done by a third party, and it ensures that customers and stakeholders are getting the absolute best service possible. 

“ISO 9001 is a globally-recognized quality management system,” said Paul Terwee, the Senior QC for RENEW’s Remanufacturing Division. “I’ve always explained it in this way: You do what you say, and you say what you do.”

It’s a series of steps and procedures that ensure quality control and excellence in customer service, and it’s just the latest certification that RENEW has received. 

“It’s creating processes and procedures and following those every time, you’re doing audits and making sure that the technicians are following the processes,” Terwee shared. “We’re doing all the documentation and all the paperwork. And it assures customers that they’re getting what they’re paying for and making sure that they can be confident in the quality at Renew. They always have been, but having this certificate proves that we went through all the steps and had an independent auditor come through to make sure that we’re doing everything we say we’re doing.”

When dealing with the kind of components that Renew Energy works with, it’s imperative to have others check, double check, and triple check the work. That is, in a nutshell, what this ISO 9001 certification does. 

“It helps us stand out,” Terwee said. “I don’t believe many of our competitors have this and it’s something, with us being a very specialized industry, not everybody can do. Not everybody can just work on wind turbine gearboxes and main shafts. It really takes a lot of time and effort to get everything documented and to follow all of those procedures.”

It also stands out to clients. Companies such as Siemens Gamesa, GE, Next Era, and more, specifically ask if the companies working with them are ISO certified. It’s a deciding factor when these companies are looking to offer their business. These customers also see a direct benefit themselves. 

“It holds us to a higher standard,” Terwee offered. “We complete a job, we give them, along with the component, the report of everything that happened. Historically, the ball sort of gets dropped on reports and making sure all the t’s have been crossed and all the I’s have been dotted. But holding us to this higher standard, they can get this documentation, and they can have all the proof in the world that we did what we said, and it gives them a little peace of mind when we’re presenting these components.” 

Right now, it’s just Renew’s Remanufacturing Division that is ISO 9001 certified, but the goal is for the entirety of the company to also get certified. That will happen; it’s just a matter of time. 

When it was first suggested that the Remanufacturing Division do the work to get certified, Terwee knew that the best way to approach it with the employees was not as a dictation. Telling employees that they have to do something is not the best way to manage people, and Terwee knew that.

“With the employees working out on the shop floor, it’s important to actually build a rapport with them,” he stated. “It’s not just, ‘Here’s a change, this is how we’re gonna do it.’ It’s talking with them and saying, ‘Okay, how would you feel about this change? Is there anything that you think would work better?’ It’s getting their opinion as well. I mean, they’re the ones out there doing the work. You can have everything documented that you want, but, at the end of the day, they’re gonna do it the best way they think it needs to be done. So it’s working with them and finding that middle ground. But it went really well. The technicians picked up on the changes that we needed, and the managers helped enforce those changes once I could prove that they would be a benefit.”

The biggest benefit, of course, is continuing to prove that Renew Energy is the premier wind and solar energy maintenance company in the United States. It is well on its way to proving that. 

And they have the documents to prove it. 

RENEW Energy Quality Policy

If you’re going to do something, do it right. That’s something that everybody’s father has told them at least once in their life, and it’s something that RENEW Energy exemplifies in every project they complete. RENEW holds themselves to a certain standard that allows them to lead the way for wind and solar power maintenance.

Because of their commitment to excellence, RENEW has created a quality policy to ensure they are held to the utmost standards in every project they complete.

“Our focus is to deliver only the highest quality service and products to our customers, employees, and shareholders,” the quality policy states. “RENEW is committed to providing quality service and products that meet or exceed our customer’s expectations, on time and at a fair price. Management is committed to continually improve the quality management system.”

And that is what they continue to do, year after year, project after project. They hold themselves accountable – to themselves and to their customers.

“We knew early on, just with the different areas of turbines that we touch, that there was going to be some scrutiny,” said Josh Ackerman, the Business Development Manager for RENEW. “If something goes wrong on a project, someone’s going to expect some answers. And we really needed a department that could take up those investigations and figure out what happened and how to prevent similar things from happening in the future.”

So, a team was assembled to address any issues that may come up during a project. The Quality Control team was created to ensure that if something happened, ideally, it wouldn’t happen again.

This team, and this policy, are a benefit not only to the company, but to RENEW’s customers as well.

“By having some quality standards established, and really driving the quality mindset across the entire technician base and, really, the entire company, that’s ensuring that the customers are getting not only a timely repair or product, but also a quality repair or product,” said Dan Creegan, RENEW’s General Manager of Field Services. “Really what we strive for with the policy is to make sure that the technicians know that the work they’re doing – not only does it need to be quality, but we should be able to leave and be proud of what we did that day and be proud of the product we put out there. I think our policy helps drive that which, in turn, ultimately means that the customers get not only a better service or product, but a crew that is willing to say ‘We did that,’ and we’re comfortable saying that because we know we did it right and we did it well.”

A shining example of that comes from a recent project that RENEW worked on.

RENEW recently partnered with its sister company, Transportation Partners & Logistics to provide a turnkey solution for a wind energy company. Technicians performed a gearbox replacement in two wind turbines and, after the project, site managers received an email from the company, extolling their professionalism and their commitment to excellence.

“Please communicate to all how impressed we were with your tech crew’s performance and attention to detail,” the email read. “They completely blew our socks off with how hard they pushed taking advantage of the scarce and all-too-brief low-wind periods.  We’re extremely happy we finally had Renew on site for some large corrective work.  The quality and work ethic we witnessed during the up-tower repairs was equally evident during these GBX swaps.”

Creegan said that the RENEW team exemplified everything that their quality policy ensures. In short, they made him proud.

“We got an email from the gentleman on site and he essentially said that they were really impressed with the way our team handled themselves,” Creegan revealed. “When we had high winds, they obviously couldn’t do a whole lot of work, but as soon as the winds dropped off – whether it was the evening, late at night, or an overnight shift – they were willing to come in and do the work; just trying to find those periods of time where we could get some work done. He reiterated that some of his other contractors really aren’t so willing to find those opportunities, so they end up just sitting there for days on end without being able to work. So, he said that they were extremely happy with the RENEW team they had on site.” And that is the type of response that RENEW seeks to invoke on every project, big or small. The adage says that we should accept the things that we cannot control, and that’s true. But quality of service is something RENEW Energy can control, and they do. Every single time.

TAKKION Acquires Harvest Energy Services

Acquisition Continues the Expansion of TAKKION’s Renewable Energy Operations and Maintenance Services 

DALLAS, Texas, May 3, 2022  — TAKKION TP&L Holdings LLC (“TAKKION” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. (NYSE: APO) (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, “Apollo”) today announced that it has acquired Broomfield, CO-based Harvest Energy Services, LLC (“Harvest”). Harvest is an independent services provider of operations and maintenance (“O&M”) solutions to the renewable energy industry.

TAKKION is a premier independent services provider supporting the energy transition. The acquisition of Harvest demonstrates the continued expansion of TAKKION’s capabilities in long-term O&M solutions for renewable energy markets. Harvest is TAKKION’s third significant acquisition in less than 18 months and expands TAKKION’s scale and capabilities in the wind services market.

Harvest acquisition expands TAKKION’s scale and capabilities in the wind services market

The Harvest team will join TAKKION’s leading logistics and O&M services companies: Transportation Partners and Logistics (“TP&L”), Global Specialized Services (“GSS”), RENEW, and AIRWAY SERVICES. The addition of Harvest will grow TAKKION’s wind O&M presence in North America, meaningfully enhancing TAKKION’s ability to provide comprehensive solutions for the evolving needs of the renewable energy supply chain. In particular, the Harvest acquisition expands TAKKION’s technical capabilities in blade repair, and adds a high throughput, state of the art training center in Broomfield, Colorado that will support continued hiring and job creation for the renewable energy industry.

“We are ecstatic to welcome Harvest to TAKKION. Harvest has a long history of performance and we are fortunate to incorporate the expertise of its employees into our businesses. We see compelling opportunities to expand the already market-leading scope of TAKKION’s services, leveraging Harvest’s skills and equipment. The acquisition of Harvest furthers our goal to be the strongest partner to companies across the renewable energy industry.” said Jim Orr, CEO of TAKKION.

Vinson & Elkins LLP acted as legal counsel to TAKKION in this transaction. Kirkland & Ellis LLP acted as legal counsel to Harvest.


TAKKION is a premier independent service provider of logistics, O&M, and technical repair and remanufacturing services to the renewable energy industry. With the industry’s largest network of people and assets across North America, TAKKION is uniquely positioned to support and optimize the growth and lifecycle of renewable energy. Our brands TP&L, GSS, RENEW, and AIRWAY SERVICES work together seamlessly to deliver quality, performance, and efficiency for our customers. We live by our core values of safety, integrity, transparency, and putting our people & customers first. To learn more about how TAKKION is Moving Energy Forward, visit


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