Leading manufacturer of towers and flanges for the wind sector, GRI Renewable Industries and world-leading supplier of coating solutions, Hempel are teaming up in a strategic partnership to cooperate around innovative solutions to increase efficiency in processes and equipment for surface protection of wind turbines.
The collaboration between GRI Renewable Industries and Hempel also includes the University of Sevilla. The strategic partnership is focused on sustainability and prolonging the lifetime of wind towers. The ambition is to reduce surface treatment cost by 10 per cent and lowering VOC by up to 50 percent. The first steps in the new cooperation around research & development will take place between GRI Renewable Industries’ R&D facility in Sevilla, and Hempel’s laboratories in Barcelona and Denmark. From here research and testing of different coating solutions will be undertaken to explore what coating solution will best match GRI Renewable Industries’ needs.