Vestas plans to launch a digital platform to connect buyers and sellers of spare parts and services for various renewable energy technologies later this year.
It aims to launch the Covento website in selected countries in Europe later this year, roll it out to the US and Canada in 2022, and then to other regions in the world in the near future.
Covento will list products and services from both Vestas and third party sellers – including direct turbine manufacturing rivals – the Danish company explained.
It added that it hopes Covento will remove complexity and boost efficiency and transparency in transactions.
Vestas described the aftermarket for onshore and offshore wind, solar, storage and power-to-x as a “multi-billion-euro segment” of the renewable energy sector.
Covento will eventually replace Vestas’ existing eCommerce platform Shop.Vestas, it added.
Christian Venderby, Vestas’ executive vice president of service, said: “If renewables are to fulfil a central role in the global energy system, it’s crucial for buyers and sellers across the renewable landscape to adapt to a more transparent, and digitally enabled aftermarket environment.
“Covento will be an important 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.”