Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) said today it will partner with LM Wind Power, part of rival GE Renewable Energy, for the design and production of blades for some of its EnVentus platform machines.
The collaboration concerns the blades for the Danish firm’s V172-7.2 MW turbines. As part of the initiative, LM Wind and Vestas will work together to enhance the blade design, manufacturing setup and global supply of the specific turbine type based on the Danish manufacturer’s requirements.
LM Wind Power will supply the blades from its global facilities, with productions slated to begin in the second half of 2024.
“This new partnership highlights how we are increasingly collaborating with partners in a flexible setup to scale efficiently and build on the foundations we have established across our global supply chain,” said Tommy Rahbek Nielsen, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Vestas.
The latest agreement comes on the heels of a partnership between LM Wind Power and Vestas for the latter’s V150-4.2 MW blades for the Brazilian market.
Vestas introduced the V172-7.2 MW wind turbine in April 2022. The wind turbine marker noted it has secured orders for over 6 GW of EnVentus turbines since the platform’s launch in 2019.
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