Modvion, a Swedish wood technology company, and Metsä Wood, a Finnish wood product company, have agreed to supply laminated veneer lumber (LVL) for Modvion's wooden wind turbine towers.
Modvion builds modular wind turbine towers using laminated veneer lumber (LVL), where Metsä Wood is a key supplier to Modvion. The material is essential for the design as its strength-to-weight ratio results in lighter towers with less need for expensive reinforcements.
“Building renewable energy with renewable materials can enable net-zero energy production from wind,” said Pär Hallgren, head of procurement at Modvion. “Metsä Wood is an important partner in our journey to become a leading supplier of the next generation of sustainable wind turbine towers, which will also make us potentially one of the largest buyers of LVL.”
Alongside the technical benefits of LVL, it also enables radical reductions in emissions. According to a lifecycle analysis conducted by the Swe