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Vestas and KK Wind establish new industry standard

Players in the wind turbine industry should be better at challenging each other, if costs of next-generation turbines are to be lower. KK Wind and Vestas have just completed a project as an aspect of a new standard in which suppliers and manufacturers are to be more open about projects and – perhaps most importantly – speak the same language.

Photo: Siemens

In German, a rat is called ratte, and in Danish the word is rotte. In Spanish, the rodent is called rata, and the term in Chinese is 鼠, and is pronounced something like 'shŭ'. Similar to exchanges within the wind turbine industry, cultural and linguistic encounters often take place rather easily, especially when the parties know something of each other to be begin with.

However, when large companies such as Siemens Gamesa or Vestas suddenly need to communicate with a sub-supplier, mutual understanding can end up being a bit difficult. To illustrate once again linguistically: actually, 鼠 does not only signify 'rat' – it is also used to denote 'mouse'.

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