13 feb Vestas, a story to be told
Vestas is somewhat what you can call a danish wonder. It has been working through multiple storms, and has gotten through it even better than before. They started as blacksmiths, now they’re the biggest wind turbine supplier in Denmark, and one of the biggest in the world.
The new Vestas
Vestas has become one of the biggest wind turbine suppliers in the world, and has their wind turbines installed in 80 different countries all over the world, no other company has installed as many wind turbines as them. Some of these wind turbines are different, take the Vestas v80 for example, it’s one of their expired models, that means they’re not in production anymore. The have replaced it with the new Vestas v90 instead.
When Vestas stop producing a model as the v80, it opens up for companies around the globe, to sell and restore used wind turbines which is a lucrative business. They can use the spare parts of the older models to repair the new models, since new technology allows older parts to be used in new models.
The reasons why some companies choose to sell and restore used wind turbines, besides being a lucrative business, are:
- It’s better for the environment
- It halts the destruction of useful parts
- It does so more people can afford it
- It can make a business’ energy self-sustainable for a low prise
When Vestas started as a company in 1898, it was run by a family called Hansen. They started as blacksmiths, and by 1928 it was manufacturing window frames.
Then, after Word War II, the Vestas name was born. They began using ‘leftovers’ from the germans’ barracks to manufacture home supplies such as mixers. They then bought the patent for milk urn coolers to sell them on an international scale.
After being through a lot of different product types, they settled on wind turbines after selling hydraulic cranes for light trucks in 1968, and went on to be a huge supplier of wind turbines all over the globe by producing, shipping and installing them, for their costumers.