Siemens Gamesa 4.X prototype: Teamwork and collaboration across legacies made it possible!
After being nominated as a Hero for his drive, kindness, hardworking attitude, and his respect for his colleagues, regardless of their legacy, we had a chat with Carlos Erro to get to know more about him and his participation in the site execution of the first Siemens Gamesa onshore prototype to be installed in Hoevsoere, Denmark: the SG 5.0-145.
Last year, Carlos became part of a big challenge and a huge step for our company, the execution of the first Siemens Gamesa onshore prototype in Denmark. You might ask yourself why this project was so important; being a turbine manufacturing company – this should be just another job. But it wasn’t, this was something new. “I was used to installing prototypes in Spain where we know each other and how to proceed. In this case, we were repeating what we did one year earlier with the installation of the first prototype of this platform in Spain, but with new product sourcing, extended scope, and a regional execution team. This was new for me, but really positive and valued,” explains Carlos.
For these reasons, collaborating with the NE&ME team was a journey of learnings for everyone from the Spanish team. “We were a bit lost about the ‘structure’ of people on each side. Even though it wasn’t simple, we were all open-minded and willing to learn how the other team manages the projects. This helped us to understand what is needed from each of us. When it was clear, we went for it as one team. This was also happening on the site. Daily alignment meetings and good preparation before starting the activity were really positive,” affirms Carlos.
Carlos is a good example of how to embrace new challenges with a positive mindset and always try to improve the way we do things. It is all about development, feedback, and teamwork. Actually, when he was nominated by his team as a Hero, the news was really surprising for him: “We have just done the job,” he said. He’s one of those heroes who thinks they are simply doing their work and don’t realize the positive impact they have on their team.
As an exemplary team player, he doesn’t take all the credit: “The real value comes from those who really made it possible. From the design, through the project management, manufacturing process, trials, challenging logistics, and an outstanding site team that performed exceptionally,” affirms Carlos.
Thank you to Carlos Erro for being a Siemens Gamesa hero, but also to the team of this challenging project, especially Henrik Bie Hansen, Site Manager, and Project Managers Maite Beorlegui, Inga Riemer and Siegfried Flohr, who all made it possible.