RENEW – Specialty Services

If you can dream it, class 02 can do it.  RENEW’s Specialty Services division, known as “class 02”, is leading the industry in innovation.  They specialize in highly complex, highly technical repair solutions.  

RENEW customers can count on this team for complete turnkey solutions for component replacement, repair, or supply.  Their specialties include: uptower planetary solutions, gearbox repair, large corrective solutions, infield/uptower machining, diagnostics, main bearing flushing, inspections, engineered improvements and more.  

What sets class 02 apart from the competition is their mechanically inclined technicians and experienced project managers.  Their management team has 65 years of combined industry experience, not including their tenured lead technicians.  Every employee is inducted into an in-house technical training and certification program.  It’s because of their unique skillsets and quality workmanship that our customers keep calling.    

There are currently 14 crews (led by four project managers) deployed and performing work across the nation.  These project managers are dedicated to specific customers.  Assigning one point person has proven very successful in managing projects and provides customers with an avenue for consistent communication throughout the entirety of the project.  Dan Creegan, RENEW’s Director of Specialty Services, expects to see their headcount grow to 100 technicians by the end of the year. 

The Specialty Services team are the pioneers of creative ideas for minimizing costs/maximizing efficiency and have seen many of their concepts through from conception to completion.  In partnership with the engineering and quality control teams, they have custom-designed a wide variety of specialty tooling and fixtures in-house.  Three mobile repair shops have also been built and deployed, saving our customers money, and minimizing downtime. Their team was the first to do uptower planet carrier swaps and are the industry’s sole provider of in-field bearing bore machining.  Multiple bearing exchanges have been completed that the manufacturers said were not possible. 

Another effective strategy class 02 has implemented is the addition of a weekly “all hands-on deck” scheduling call. Topics of discussion include where crews are being deployed, job scopes, lessons learned, what’s working, what’s causing problems, and quality/safety concerns.  Tooling needs and ideas are also shared during this meeting.  It creates an open forum to talk about operational efficiencies and what is necessary for each job to be successful. 

“We have turned this service line into a “well-oiled machine,”’ Creegan stated. “I’m very proud of the team and all we have been able to accomplish over the years.”