• Strategic, multi-year agreement to produce components for the next generation of rotor houses
• Partnership will facilitate sustainable innovation and local European production
Valmont® Industries, Inc., a leading global provider of engineered products and services for infrastructure development and irrigation equipment and services for agriculture, announced that Valmont® SM has entered into a supply agreement with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) to provide components for the next generation of rotor houses for the offshore wind market. The order is the largest single order in Valmont SM’s history.
Valmont SM, a Valmont company, is a leading provider of wind turbine towers and direct-drive generator rotor houses.
Valmont SM’s expert craftsmanship and advanced production facility have been highly valued by SGRE. For over twenty years, Valmont SM has partnered with SGRE to support renewable energy projects. This latest agreement emphasizes the strength of the partnership and demonstrates the increased demand for renewable energy solutions globally.
“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."
In this strategic collaboration, the two companies are preparing for the alternative energy needs of the future. “Valmont and SGRE are a perfect match for the long-term cross-functional development of rotor houses for the offshore wind industry,“ says Mark Don Hansen, Global Commodity Manager at SGRE.
Innovative and Sustainable Production
Valmont SM leads the way as a champion for sustainability, having 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, SGRE is able to source locally-produced renewable energy components in close proximity to its supply chain needs.
“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,” added Mr. Hansen.
Production is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2022.