Vestas and Hempel are partnering to cooperate around innovative solutions for surface protection of wind turbines.

The joint Vestas and Hempel ambition is to reduce surface treatment costs and support sustainable coating solutions.

At the same time, Hempel continues to assist Vestas in remaining competitive throughout the entire process of becoming CO2 neutral by 2030.

In Colorado, Vestas is operating one of the world’s largest facilities of wind tower manufacturing.

Vestas and Hempel will closely collaborate on bringing down costs and exploring new digital solutions to improve quality control and the CO2 footprint of the production of wind turbines.

Initial calculations demonstrate that changing the processes surrounding the surface treatment application will potentially generate a 60 percent reduction in CO2 emissions equal to 1,100 tons of CO2 per year.

“It is a great example of how we make sustainability part of everything we do and how we strive to engage in close and mutually beneficial partnerships across our value chain to improve both our operational efficiency and sustainability performance,” Vestas Chief Operating Officer Tommy Rahbek Nielsen said.

“At Hempel, we help our customers reach their sustainability targets. We have a long-term relationship with Vestas and are excited to take it one step further with a shared ambition of developing more innovative and sustainable coating solutions to help reduce our customers’ CO2 footprint,” Hempel Chief Commercial Officer Michael Hansen added. “This strategic partnership will allow Vestas and Hempel to elevate each other’s strengths with the aim of innovating and unlocking future value together.”  

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