According Hempel they have formed a new strategic partnership with Vestas, a leader in sustainable energy solutions, to cooperate around innovative solutions for surface protection of wind turbines. The joint Vestas and Hempel ambition is to reduce surface treatment costs and support sustainable coating solutions. At the same time, Hempel will continue to assist Vestas in remaining competitive throughout the entire process of becoming CO2 neutral by 2030.

Vestas and Hempel will take the first step in the partnership at the Vestas wind tower manufacturing plant in Colorado, USA, where they will closely collaborate on bringing down costs and exploring new digital solutions to improve quality control and the CO2 footprint of the production of wind turbines. Initial calculations demonstrate that changing the processes surrounding the surface treatment application will potentially generate a 60 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions equal to 1,100 tonnes CO2 per year.