Vestas unites tech, manufacturing organizations

SAF-powered helicopters at the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm in Germany. (Courtesy: Vestas)

Vestas has united the Technology organization (CTO) and Manufacturing & Global Procurement organization (COO) into one Technology and Operations organization (CTOO). The united CTOO organization will become the foundation for one enterprise-wide industrial system within Vestas and will be headed by Anders Nielsen, Vestas’ chief technology officer.

“Vestas has built a strong backlog across onshore, offshore, and service towards the end of this decade, and we are today announcing the next step in our organizational evolution to deliver on our customer commitments. The united CTOO-organization will help accelerate ramp-up and industrialization across Vestas and the industry by simplifying interfaces, collaboration and strengthening our end-to-end approach,” said Henrik Andersen, Vestas group president and CEO.

The united CTOO-organization is a natural next step in Vestas’ evolution of technology and product introductions, as well as manufacturing ramp-up by simplifying interfaces within Vestas and across the value chain.

The united CTOO uses building blocks from Vestas’ global and regional operating model to minimize impact on operations and safeguard deliveries and project execution in 2024. The CTOO organization is expected to be fully implemented during the third quarter of 2024. With Nielsen becoming CTOO, current COO Tommy Rahbek Nielsen has decided to pursue opportunities outside of Vestas after more than 25 years.

“I’m very pleased Anders Nielsen has accepted to continue leading Vestas’ industrialization forward, and I want to thank Tommy Rahbek Nielsen for his incredible contribution to Vestas for more than 25 years. In the role as COO, Tommy was pivotal in keeping Vestas running during the pandemic, and he has done an excellent job in maturing our COO-organization to a level that enables us to take the next step for the benefit of Vestas,” said Andersen.

Creating the CTOO organization is only expected to impact senior management roles and not entail any restructuring at an operational level.