Vestas chief executive Henrik Andersen urged his competitors to apply pricing discipline when negotiating wind turbine orders or risk getting hurt by rising raw material and transport costs.

The Danish manufacturer in the first quarter of this year had continued its discipline across onshore and offshore markets at the time of order intake, and is “absolutely committed to continue to do so”, Andersen said during a results conference call.

“And we ask also here the industry to come to the same conclusion in both onshore and offshore,” Andersen said, adding “we have seen lack of (it) from a discipline point of view.”