Vestas partners for turbine blades in Brazil

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Vestas has strengthened the flexibility of its global manufacturing footprint with a supply agreement with LM Wind Power, a manufacturer of wind blades.

The multi-year agreement includes production of V150-4.2 MW turbine blades for primarily the Brazilian market with the flexibility to export if applicable.

Vestas and LM Wind Power’s multi-year agreement includes production of V150-4.2 MW turbine blades for primarily the Brazilian market. (Courtesy: LM Wind Power)

LM Wind Power will supply the blades from its factory in Ipojuca, in the state of Pernambuco in Brazil.

With production scheduled to commence in the second half of 2022, the new production will add local jobs, spur direct and in-direct investments in the Brazilian supply chain, and expand Vestas’ global manufacturing setup.

“This partnership is a good example of how we develop and expand the wind-energy supply chain to drive the needed scale of renewables by increasing the use of standardized components and shared manufacturing operations between OEMs, thereby adopting a similar approach to the automotive industry,” said Tommy Rahbek Nielsen, executive vice president & chief operating officer of Vestas. “We have chosen to work with LM Wind Power because of their proven and extensive design and engineering capabilities as well as their proven global footprint.”

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