There has to be a better way! Dissatisfaction with oil changes performed by a contractor on a wind farm in which the two current C&D directors Peter Claußen and Jens Dreessen were involved in 1999 led to the company C&D Ölservice being founded. A decision was made to change the oil themselves from then on. This initially led to a simple pump-and-hose system being developed as a basic idea for what was to become a mobile technological solution, and the beginning of C&D Ölservice.
The year 2000 saw the first mobile oil change, which was then mostly applied to wind turbines on the west coast of Schleswig-Holstein. The technology, processes and procedures underwent constant development and improvement over the years that followed as the company grew from strength to strength. The company also began expanding on the regions and business areas it served in Germany and beyond. The team now has twenty-four employees located in the North Frisian town of Oldenswort in the midst of one of the leading wind power-producing regions in Europe.
Equipment manufacturing and operating companies as well as wind turbine operators in Germany and several other European countries have since come to appreciate the company's services and high quality in oil and coolant changes. So far, C&D Ölservice has carried out around eighteen thousand oil changes. The rapid development seen in the past two decades has shown no signs of slowing down – not only at C&D Ölservice, but also in wind power as an energy source of the future: more turbines, higher performance, onshore and offshore installations, more complex technology, and increasingly tight competition in power from renewable energies. We intend to keep on making our contribution to the success and competitiveness of wind power with effective services while minimising downtime and ensuring reliability in wind turbines.
|Spring 2000||First specialist vehicle ordered for oil changes in wind turbines|
|August 2000||First commercial oil change on a Tacke TW 600|
|Fall 2001||Participation in the first Wind Fair in Husum. We have taken part at every Husum Wind Fair since, except 2015.|
|Fall 2002||The second even more powerful specialist vehicle now in use|
|Summer 2005||New service hall completed|
|2006-2008||Four more specialist vehicles commissioned|
|January 2009||Specialist disposal services certified|
|March 2009||SCC certification|
|Spring 2009||Separate room for oil filtration completed|
|September 2009||ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification|
|2010||Ten years of C&D|
|2012||More than two thousand oil changes this year|
|Spring 2013||Specialist vehicle number seven added to fleet|
|2014||First time at the WindEnergy trade fair in Hamburg (2016 as well)|
|June 2017||Specialist vehicle number eight hits the road|
|January 2018||Staff numbers reach twenty-four. Geosynthetics sales operation as a Naue GmbH, Espelkamp, distribution partner begins|
|February 2018||Growth continues: company site (7,800 square metres) purchased with two halls and office building at Husum industrial estate
New corporate design.
|March 2018||Certification according to BS OHSAS 18001
More than eighteen thousand oil changes successfully performed