Wind Energy

Accelerate Time-To-Market and Expand into Emerging Geographies with a Trusted Partner

Jabil Wind

The global wind industry continues to grow with annual installations at 54.6 GW. At the end of 2016, there were about 487 GW of wind power spinning around the globe with the vast majority of capacity deployments in China, US, Germany, France, UK, Spain, and Poland, and key emerging markets such as India, Brazil, Mexico, and Russia. Government renewable policies and the Paris Agreement will continue to boost wind turbine production.

A Proactive Solutions Partner

Jabil has over 12 years of experience manufacturing high-level assembly components for wind turbine generators (WTGs), including pitch control systems, converters, nacelle control systems, and PCBAs. Jabil-manufactured components used in generation and controls are part of more than 20,000 MW WTGs installations operating today. With operations in over 90 sites in 23 countries, and manufacturing and supply chain experience in key geographies that include Brazil, China, India, Vietnam and Mexico, Jabil partners with wind-energy companies to:

  • Accelerate time-to-market
  • Mitigate risk while entering emerging markets
  • Scale quickly and efficiently
  • Quicken production transfers between markets
  • Improve cash flow with reduced CapEx investments
  • Reduce operating expense
  • Become more cost competitive with economies of scale
  • Skillfully meet government policies and complex regulations
  • Leverage tax incentives

With a relentless focus on quality manufacturing and supply chain leverage, our launch of a pitch control system resulted in the localization of over 70% of the build-of-material (BOM) costs by developing strategic supplier relationships for key commodities. In addition, Jabil expanded the customer’s approved vendor list (AVL) to create greater supply chain flexibility. As a proactive solutions partner to the world’s leading wind-energy brands, Jabil enables customers to drive aggressive geographic expansion into emerging markets through green-field and established manufacturing sites.

Jabil’s end-to-end wind capabilities in the value chain include:

  • Prototype and NPI management
  • PCBA manufacturing
  • High-level assembly
  • Large-form assembly
  • Full power production testing
  • Value engineering and customer collaboration (tear-downs, AVL expansion, life cycle risk analysis, DFx)
  • Supply chain localization
  • Full sub-tier supplier management
  • Component kitting services
  • Collaborative tester platform developments

Jabil’s wind certifications include:

  • ISO 9000, 14000, and 18000
  • 690V full power testing (converters)
  • RLLM approved (India Ministry of Renewable Energy)
  • UL certification requirements

From collaborative design and fabrication through testing and an intelligent, digital supply-chain that ensures customers build in the right location at the right cost, Jabil delivers technological and innovative solutions for the wind-energy market – building a sustainable tomorrow, today.

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