27 Jun '11, 11am

Wind Energy Update: European and Asian wind turbine OEMs commit to collaborate on competing component sourcing s...

With the development of new, bigger turbines in the onshore and offshore markets with comparatively larger components, OEM’s are adopting radically difference component sourcing strategies. Vestas, Siemens Windpower, Xinjiang Goldwind, and Mitsubishi are discussing the fundamentally different approaches of global outsourcing for components or internally integrating the manufacturing process, giving component manufacturers a unique insight into where the next big opportunities lie. In order to facilitate cooperation and establishing long term contracts, procurement specialists from manufacturers such as Vestas, GE, Siemens, Gamesa, Goldwind and Mitsubishi Power Systems have agreed to share knowledge into the key selection criteria that are forming the basis of their long term relationships with component suppliers at the 3rd Global Wind Turbine Supply Chain Conference this ...

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