Ulyanovsk factory Vestas Manufacturing Rus has shipped 100th wind turbine blade kit since launch of the factory. Innovative equipment components will be shipped to the wind farm site in the Astrakhan region. The project partners are Vestas, RUSNANO and Ulyanovsk region Investors Consortium the part of which is Ulyanovsk nanocenter ULNANOTECH.
Since the start of 2019 the factory, which was the first to organize innovative product manufacturing, has delivered 300 composite blades to the foreign and Russian wind farm sites.
100 Vestas wind turbines with a total capacity of about 400 MW were built using these components.
Low-carbon generation of this capacity allows annual reduction of carbon dioxide emissions by 380 thousand tons compared to emissions from traditional generation. Clean electricity generated by wind farms with Ulyanovsk blades will cover the consumption of 340 thousand average households.
Thanks to the Ulyanovsk region government support and unique safety measures, the production of blades did not stop even in the spring of 2020, during the most difficult period of the pandemic.
Vestas Manufacturing Rus annually increases its output – in 2020 it grew by 40%. Wind turbines with blades from Ulyanovsk have been installed at wind farms of the Wind Energy Development Fund (established on parity basis between RUSNANO and Fortum) in the Rostov region and Kalmykia as part of the Vestas integrated wind farm. It is planned to deliver blades to the Fund’s sites in the Astrakhan and Rostov regions in 2021.
“Vestas, together with RUSNANO and local industrial partners, is successfully developing production in Ulyanovsk. The quality of the blades from Russia is confirmed by the first export delivery to Denmark this year and a long-term portfolio of orders with a total capacity of more than 1,800 MW under a framework agreement with the Wind Energy Development Fund for the Russian renewable energy market. We are confident that our blades will meet the increased requirements for equipment localization under the second support program in Russia – at the next stage, in addition to fiberglass, we will use pultrusion profiles, resins and other components manufactured in Russia”, says Kimal Yusupov, General Director, Vestas Manufacturing Rus.
About Vestas Manufacturing RusVestas Manufacturing Rus launched in December 2018, produces wind turbine composite blades unparalleled in Russia. The production is sited in the territory of aviation cluster in Ulyanovsk. The blades are designed for wind turbines with 3.4 MW to 4.2 MW capacity. Project partners are Vestas, RUSNANO and Ulyanovsk region Investors Consortium the part of which is Ulyanovsk nanocenter ULNANOTECH. Over 500 jobs have been created in this high-tech company.
About Danish Vestas
Danish Vestas, a world leader in wind power generation, together with RUSNANO is transferring wind energy technologies and increasing its production capacity in Russia. The blade production in Ulyanovsk has become one of the key stages of wind power equipment localization program in Russia (18% contribution to the degree of wind turbine component localization). Vestas was selected as a wind turbine equipment supplier for the Wind Energy Development Fund, which implements wind farm construction projects with at least 1,800 MW total capacity until 2023.