In an attempt to develop next-gen technology solutions for the sustainable energy sector, Vestas and Maersk Supply Service have apparently announced an innovation partnership. As per reliable sources, the new alliance intends to tackle the challenges within logistics and installation to reduce the costs of energy.
Reportedly, the global wind energy production is slated to double by 2027 owing to the continuous reduction in cost of energy and rising consumer demand for sustainable energy. Among the major challenges faced by sustainable energy industry, one of them is to lower the expenses of installing and transporting wind turbines as they continue to increase in size and would be increasingly installed at remote locations.
Sources familiar with the development claim that both the firms have agreed to develop a crane solution, named as Vertical Installer, for onshore and offshore wind turbines that could lower the cost of installation substantially. Reportedly, the project has received DKK 47 million in funding from the Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP) via the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities, and Climate.
Elaborating on the firm’s latest move, Senior Vice President for Innovation and Concepts at Vestas, Bo Svoldgaard was quoted stating that partnership with Maersk Supply Service will substantially boost the current market-leading abilities of Vestas for advanced logistics and installation solutions. He further added that the latest Vertical Installer crane highlights how the alliance would assist the ambition of Vestas to enhance the overall efficiency in a domain that is slated to grow as infrastructure becomes more complex and turbine components get bigger.
Regardless of different backgrounds, both the firms have overlapping long-term objectives – the vision of Maersk Supply Service is to actively take part in solving the energy challenges of tomorrow and the ambition of Vestas is to establish itself as the global leader in sustainable energy solutions.