Siemens Gamesa has entered into a supply agreement with the Denmark-based Valmont SM to provide components for the next generation of rotor houses for the offshore wind market.
Valmont SM, a Valmont Industries, Inc. company, is a provider of wind turbine towers and direct-drive generator rotor houses located in Rødekro.
The order, with a minimum value of USD 209 million (EUR 189 million), is the largest single order in Valmont SM’s history, the company said.
The components produced by Valmont SM will be used on European offshore wind projects, the company said.
”Valmont and SGRE are a perfect match for the long-term cross-functional development of rotor houses for the offshore wind industry,” said Mark Don Hansen, Global Commodity Manager at SGRE.
Siemens Gamesa and Valmont SM have cooperated on renewable energy projects for over twenty years.
”We have worked closely with SGRE for many years and this agreement is a natural extension of our strong relationship,’‘ said Niels Brix, head of Valmont SM.
”The scope of this order emphasizes SGRE’s significant pipeline of offshore wind projects in Europe. We consider this partnership to be a very important collaboration in supporting the green energy transition throughout the region.”
The production of the components is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2022.
Valmont SM is said to have created a cutting-edge paint coatings facility for wind components, resulting in an annual reduction of paint usage of approximately 366 tons, and 8,500 tons of CO2 reduction annually. Additionally, with this order, Siemens Gamesa is able to source locally-produced renewable energy components in close proximity to its supply chain needs, Valemont SM said.
”The number of sustainable initiatives that Valmont is driving to reduce CO2 in our supply chain was a strong deciding factor for us to secure this partnership,” said Hansen.