Vestas and Hempel Enter into Partnership Agreement
Vestas and Hempel have announced that they are teaming up in a new strategic partnership to cooperate around innovative solutions for surface protection of wind turbines. According to the companies, the joint Vestas and Hempel ambition is to reduce surface treatment costs and support sustainable coating solutions. At the same time, Hempel will reportedly continue to assist Vestas in remaining competitive throughout the entire process of becoming CO2 neutral by 2030.
At Vestas’ Colorado wind tower manufacturing site, 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 CO2 per year, Vestas reported.
“We are pleased to extend our long-term relationship with Hempel with this partnership. 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,” said Vestas COO Tommy Rahbek Nielsen.