Vestas suffers cyber security incident

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 22/11/2021 Vestas
Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas discovered a cyber security incident during 19 November 2021 and has since then together with external partners to contain the situation and re-establish the integrity of its IT systems.

The company’s preliminary findings indicate that the incident has impacted parts of Vestas’ internal IT infrastructure and that data has been compromised. At this stage, the work and investigation are still ongoing.

Vestas stated that there is no indication that the incident has impacted third party operations, including customer and supply chain operations. Vestas’ manufacturing, construction and service teams have been able to continue operations, although several operational IT systems have been shut down as a precaution. Vestas has already initiated a gradual and controlled reopening of all IT systems.

Vestas is in the process of developing is largest turbine to date, the 15 MW V236-15 MW model. Last month Vestas announced its decision to install its a prototype wind turbine at the Østerild National test centre for wind turbines in Western Jutland, Denmark. The installation of the prototype turbine will take place in the second half of 2022 and its first kWh is planned for the fourth quarter of that year.

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