Vestas, the global leader in sustainable energy solutions, is strengthening its collaboration
with Swedish wood technology company Modvion through a recent directed share issue.
“Our collaboration with Modvion holds significant potential to help accelerate the energy transition and
further increase sustainability within the wind energy industry. Modvion’s towers are lighter than
traditional ones and have a modular product architecture which aligns well with Vestas’ strong focus
on modularization. The construction facilitates transportation to logistically challenged places and
allows for increased turbine hub heights, potentially contributing to a reduction in cost of energy,” said
Bo Svoldgaard, Senior Vice President and Head of Innovation and Concepts at Vestas.
The corporate venture capital arm of Vestas, Vestas Ventures, have made a new investment in
Modvion through a recent directed share issue to strengthen its engagement and support to Modvion.
Vestas Ventures made its first investment in Modvion in February 2021. Vestas Ventures invests in
startup companies with the aim to challenge industry standards and accelerate Vestas’ journey
towards becoming the global leader in sustainable energy solutions.
Modvion’s wooden towers radically reduce emissions from wind turbine tower manufacturing
operations. The modular design also enables higher towers to be built at a lower cost. The carbon
dioxide absorbed by the trees during their growth period remains stored in the wooden tower, enabling
climate neutral wind energy.
”We are excited for the opportunity to support the world’s leading wind turbine manufacturer in
reaching its ambitious sustainability targets and offering their customers even more climate-smart wind
energy. To tackle the climate crisis, we need more renewable energy and increased use of
sustainable, wooden constructions, and Modvion's technology enables both,“ said Otto Lundman,
CEO of Modvion AB.
Vestas has expressed interest in exploring the use of Modvion’s technology in its product line as part
of its efforts to support customers in delivering more sustainable energy solutions. Vestas’ new
investment will support Modvion’s rapid production scale-up, with a long-term goal of integrating
wooden towers in Vestas’ offerings to accelerate market adoption.
Modvion has an ongoing collaboration with global energy company Enel Green Power and has signed
letters of intent for wind turbine towers with international power company Vattenfall, as well as with
Rabbalshede Kraft and Varberg Energi. In April 2020, Modvion’s first wooden tower was erected
outside Gothenburg, together with Chalmers University of Technology and the Swedish Wind Power
Technology Centre, a 30-meter-tall research tower.