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Metsä Wood to supply LVL products for Modvion’s wooden wind turbine towers

By Larry Adams April 27, 2023 | 7:59 am CDT

A wind turbine is constructed at Modvion.

Photo By Modvion

Swedish wood technology company, Modvion, and the Finnish wood product company, Metsä Wood, have agreed to supply laminated veneer lumber (LVL) for Modvion's wooden wind turbine towers.

“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.”

Modvion, a small Swedish start-up specializing in turbines made from laminated-veneer lumber (LVL). The company's towers feature a patented modular system, enabling them to be easily transported and set up on site.

Modvion's modular wind turbine towers uses 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.

“Kerto LVL enables high material efficiency thus making it ideal for sustainable construction. Modvion’s design and application is a great example of its versatility," says Henrik Söderström, SVP, sales and marketing at Metsä Wood.

Modvion’s next milestone is building their first commercial wind turbine tower during 2023. The wooden tower will be installed with a 2-megawatt wind turbine on top and stand at 150m total height, including the blades. Metsä Wood is the supplier of the LVL for this innovative project.

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