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Swedish startup Modvion is all set to accomplish one of their most anticipated and challenging projects: the world’s highest wooden wind turbine tower, constructed by them. The plan for the tower was created for an energy firm in Sweden. The final wooden modules, made of laminated veneer lumber (LVL), are presently being produced in Modvion’s Gothenburg plant, which was opened last year.
“This is the start of a new green industry. By using Nordic raw materials and Swedish technology, we can enable climate-neutral wind power for a growing global market,” said Otto Lundman, CEO of Modvion.
The modules are assembled four by four at the building site to create the seven parts that will make up the finished tower. The foundation was laid earlier this year to start construction on site, and now modules are being brought there to start section assembly.
“We’re excited to see this project become a reality. We will support Modvion’s strategy to scale up and work with them to deliver wooden towers as an offering to the growing wind turbine market,” said Todd O’Neill, CEO at Vestas Ventures.
In addition, a 2-megawatt turbine will be mounted on the tower, produced by the leading Danish wind turbine manufacturer, Vestas, which has been a shareholder in Modvion since 2021. Including the blades, the total height of the wind turbine will be 150 meters. This is the first time that Modvion’s tower technology will be paired with a turbine from Vestas. The wind turbine tower is planned to be in operation before the end of the year. Members of the project are excited to witness this outstanding innovation.
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