Wind Spider AS announce that Mr. Kent Lynggaard Vinkel will be joining WindSpider as CEO as of 1st of January 2022. He has extensive experience related to the wind turbine industry, with 13 years at Vestas, the world largest OEM turbine manufacture. At Vestas he held positions such as Plant Manager, General Manager, and latest as Vice President Tower Production. Furthermore Mr. Vinkel has had several executive roles in engineering companies related to the wind industry and the last 8 year as CEO in a subsidiary of a Danish OEM, which provides amongst other winches, cranes and lifting yokes for the marine/offshore and wind turbine industry.

“We are very pleased that Kent has accepted to join WindSpider as CEO”, said Hans Olav Hide, the Chairman of WindSpider. “His skills and network will be valuable for the company in the next phase, and we will enjoy Kent’s strong track record within sales, building customer relationships and entering new markets.”

“For offshore wind to play an important role in the transition to a net zero carbon future, new technology needs to enter the market and LCOE to come down. WindSpider provides a new disruptive self-erecting crane system that delivers on this and as such represent the solution for the future. I look very much forward to join the team and to bring the WindSpider solution to the market.” said Mr. Kent Lynggard Vinkel.

About WindSpider

WindSpider is a technology company that develops a new self-erecting cranes system solving issues with today’s crane solutions on Wind Turbine Installation Vessels (offshore) and crawler cranes (onshore) as the wind turbines are getting higher and heavier. The WindSpider crane is a universal solution using the tower of the wind turbines as part of the crane when performing installation, maintenance, re-powering, and decommissioning of bottom-fixed and floating offshore wind turbines. By using the tower as part of the crane, WindSpider may be mobilized at a lower height and weight using standard vessels offshore or cranes onshore. With a lifting capacity of +1 200 metric ton and by eliminating issues with relative motion between crane and tower, WindSpider is prepared for next generations of wind turbines at a substantial lower cost.”

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