Vestas unveils new renewable energy digital platform

Sau Ting Kwok - Hong Kong

Sau Ting Kwok - Hong Kong

Vestas has unveiled a digital platform that aims to provide a marketplace to connect buyers and sellers of parts and services from across various renewable energy technologies.

 The Danish company said that Convento aims to transform a fragmented renewable aftermarket into a simplified and connected digital journey.

 “By creating a space for players across the renewable landscape to easily connect and collaborate, Vestas’ goal is to establish a stronger foundation for the renewables industry to build scale,” it added.

 Vestas said Covento would directly address the renewables aftermarket, which consists of supply chain and commercial transactions during operations and service.

The platform will list products and services from both Vestas and third-party sellers and facilitate the delivery of goods from both itself and third party suppliers.

Buyers and sellers will gain access to one digital platform, where all parts and service needs can be met and can sell to the entire industry.

Vestas aims to launch Convento in selected countries on the European market later this year and will be expanded to the US and Canada in 2022, along with other regions across the world shortly.

Convento will eventually replace Vestas’ existing eCommerce platform, Shop. Vestas.

Vestas executive vice president of service Christian Venderby said: “If renewables are to fulfil a central role in the global energy system, buyers and sellers across the renewable landscape must adapt to a more transparent and digitally-enabled aftermarket environment.

 “Convento will be an essential step forward in shaping this environment and ultimately maturing the commercial landscape around renewables.

 “By creating a digital space for buyers and sellers to connect and collaborate, we can yield digital insights to deliver an improved user experience and support new renewable technologies to enable scale.”

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