Vestas to make wind turbine blades in Russia

The project will produce blades for wind turbines, but could be further expanded.

 

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Vestas Wind Systems (Aarhus, Denmark) and Ulyanovsk Region Development Corp. (Ulyanovsk, Russia) have signed an agreement on investment in the construction of a plant for production of blades for wind turbines in the Ulyanovsk region. The project will focus on blades for wind turbines, but could be further expanded.

“Fortum and RUSNANO have chosen Vestas as supplier of turbines for wind power plants in Russia,” stated Sergey Morozov, general director of Ulyanovsk Region Development Corp. “It will be large-scale cooperation, including construction of new wind farms in the region already using components that will be produced in the industrial aerospace cluster in the Ulyanovsk region.”

Vestas is also planning to launch training programs to facilitate the skill and knowledge transfer necessary to setup local production, Vestas stated. The programs will be developed together with Ulyanovsk educational institutions.