(but not an EPC), also recently announced that it uses
operational effciency software from SirionLabs to help
drive costs out of its organization on the IT level. Sirion’s enterprise software platform uses automation and
advanced analytics to help
buyers and suppliers create
higher value and more successful relationships, while
enabling effective management of cost and risk in complex services engagements,
said the company.
Vestas adopted Sirion’s
solution to give it better vis-
ibility and control over the
performance of its IT suppliers. The platform helps to mini-
mize fnancial losses and risk in contracts. SirionLabs said in a
press release that in addition to the signifcant hard Euro sav-
ings achieved through Sirion’s comprehensive 3-way invoice vali-
dation, the ability to monitor supplier performance at a granular
level helps give Vestas more control of its supplier engagements.
“We realized cost-savings equating to 300 percent return on
investment in Sirion during the frst year as it enabled us to iden-
tify discrepancies in our supplier invoices which would other-
wise go unnoticed,” said Henrik Stefansen, Senior Director, Glob-
al IT Sourcing at Vestas in the release.
Innovating with Partners and on the Job
Ken Hilgert is Business Development Director for Blattner Energy, another major EPC provider for wind farms. He said in an
email that Blattner looks for innovative solutions to reduce cost
from its projects and fnds those cost-saving opportunities by
integrating early with its clients.
The E1000 motion
compensated access system
has delivered efficiencies at
Germany’s first commercial
offshore wind farm. Credit: