Client: Vestas Windsystems AS
What we did: Innovation / Simplification / Design
Sector: Cleantech & Industry
Vestas Windsystems is the Worlds leading and largest supplier of wind turbines.
Vestas is continuous striving for setting the international standards of the wind turbine industry.
Ras-design had the pleasure of a long-term collaboration with Vestas Windsystems for the V90, V100, V112 and lately the V164 turbines.
For the V112, Vestas challenged two design agenizes: Ras-design.dk and CBD ( Renamed to Atention ) in a competition for finding new innovative solutions.
“Design a wind turbine producing more energy on less wind. Find innovative solutions to production and logistics optimization”
Ras-design´s cost-effective solution for design, production, logistics, simplification and maintenance was selected by Vestas, and ras-design now holds the intellectual rights to the design for the V112.
Our winning design for the V112 is a commercial solution for the real world.
Having in mind that this turbine last for 2 or 3 decades. Running 24/7/365 – and with maximum load in harsh weather conditions. Earning money each minute – and a lost minute of production – is a lost of revenue.
At ras-design we have studied Best Practice in the entire Vestas chain. We have simplified and innovated – always having in mind: durability and performance for the single component as part of the entire commercial solution.
No fancy styling shapes. No unproven techniques or methods, but attracting proven experiences from other industries. No quick fix. Just simple and clever functionality.
The ras-team has been investigating and testing. We have visited the manufacturing sites, been with the truck driver during his transport of both towers and blades, spent days with the installation crew, been much too high in huge cranes developing crane hooks – and spent month after month with the brilliant Vestas engineers putting detail into a full perspective.
All aspects has been turned around and exposed to our simplicity process. Together with a huge 170 pages book with ideas and simplification.
The solution is modular and scaleable. Fully prepared for future updates.
The Vestas V112 is now much more costs-effective. It produces more energy, it is more simple to manufacture and to maintain, easier and cheaper to transport and to install – and generates less noise.
And the physical design of the nacelle and cooler is simple and functional. Iconical.
Designed by ras-design.dk . We are so proud.
Our introduction of also value-engineering to the Vestas RD has now been standard procedure to maintain simplicity durring production
Ras-design´s integrated solution now produces more energy on less wind.
Vestas Windsystems is back as worldleader in wind energy.
Find more of our Vestas V164 innovation and simplicity design Here
What Vestas says:
“Søren Rasmussen and his ras-design team, worked with/for me on designing the V112 and 2 MW platforms and holds the intellectual design rights to the turbines.
Søren was a pleasure to work with, as usual, in that he always get a grip of the product and the organisation where he is working; be it the materials used, the supply chain, production and personnel, serviceability, features etc.
In that capacity he and his team ensures a solution that is not just form but very much also function – in my mind one of the most talented designers with a unique gift for style and functionality. “
John K Grevsen, Director Vestas RD Narcelle and Hub 2008-2011