On the 7th of September, Vestas (RAWI member) with support of ULNANOTECH Nanocenter (RAWI member) and at its site welcomed existing and potential suppliers for the Vestas Supply Chain Event. The time of the event coincided with the signing of the investment agreement between the Ulyanovsk region and Vestas Wind Systems A/S for establishing of the first wind farm component production in both Ulyanovsk and Russia.
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. Vestas design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with 85 GW of wind turbines in 75 countries the company has installed more wind power than anyone else. Through the industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 71 GW of wind turbines under service, Vestas use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. Together with Vestas`s customers, Vestas’s more than 22,500 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.
About 20 potential and existing suppliers from Russia, Finland and Turkey joined the Event. Its main goal is to find reliable partners, who share Vestas’s values and principles for long-term and successful cooperation.
Vestas representatives Peter König Overgaard, Senior Procurement Manager and Christopher Halling, Legal Director of Corporate&Finance delivered Vestas` standards and requirements to the participants at the Event.
Safety and reliability of production, high product quality, low production costs and joined efforts on innovations are Vestas`s key priorities and requirements -. The Company is sure that Russian suppliers have the best opportunities to enter the global supply chain.
«Vestas is a global company. It is important for us to be competitive, so we hope that local suppliers will become aware of this market’s advantages and desire to participate in the global project for wind industry development in Russia», said David Rowen, Chief Specialist Business Development, Global Manufacturing at Vestas Wind Systems A/S.
«Vestas as a huge corporation is as strong as to attract suppliers from all over the world. A large number of companies are here today to express their interest in cooperation with Vestas and help develop the new production facility. The Vestas Supply Chain is a significant event for our region along with signing of the Agreement for the Wind Turbine Blade Factory Construction», noted Andrey Redkin, CEO of Ulyanovsk Nanocenter ULNANOTECH.
A wind turbine blade factory is planned to be launched in Ulyanovsk by the middle of 2019 with 200 employees. Effective operation of the factory will be fully supported by Vestas.