Ørsted, Vestas team up for sustainable wind turbine deployment
Vestas wind turbines. Image by: Vestas Wind Systems @LinkedIn.
Danish clean energy group Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED) has committed to procuring low-carbon steel wind turbine towers and blades made from recycled materials from wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) as part of a commercial sustainability partnership.
The companies have agreed to install these sustainable towers and, when commercially available, blades at all offshore wind farms that will be jointly developed in the future, a press release said on Wednesday.
With the partnership, the two companies have committed to procuring and installing a minimum of 25% low-carbon steel towers in the joint projects as well as stepping up circular blades recycling to tackle landfilling. They have also pledged to explore other areas of collaboration within sustainability, including within biodiversity.
The collaboration agreed with Vestas comes a day after Ørsted made an "industry-first" commitment to reuse or recycle all solar panels from its solar farms globally.