Wind energy Vestas China establishes office in Fujian Province

Vestas opened its first regional sales office in Fuzhou city, Fujian province, in the southern region of China. The opening represents another step in Vestas’ strategy of becoming more embedded in the regions where Vestas has business activities, and of serving our customers better and faster.

The opening ceremony held at the new office was celebrated by Vestas’ customers and local government representatives, who witnessed this important step for Vestas China in establishing a more regionalized sales setup.

“The main objective of the new office is to proactively engage with customers in order to develop stronger relationships and a deeper mutual understanding,” said Jens Tommerup, President of Vestas China. “We are committed to developing close partnerships with our customers and to working closer with them. So opening an office next door is just one of our many initiatives to reach out to regional customers in this vast country. It makes good sense for Vestas and we are very pleased that we can now provide more timely services to our customers in the southern part of China.”

Initially the office will serve primarily as a sales office but will evolve as the request for services and support from customers increases. The address is shown as below:

Fujian province is one of the coastal provinces with a firm commitment to exploit the abundant onshore as well as offshore wind power resources in China. Since Vestas entered Fujian province in 2005, many successful partnerships have been established with a number of local as well as national wind power companies and wind farm developers, including Fujian Energy Group, Fujian Investment, China Longyuan Power Group and China Datang Renewable Power.

To date, Vestas has installed more than 230 MW of wind energy in the province which accounts for approximately half of the cumulative installed capacity. This makes Vestas the single largest wind turbines supplier in the province.

Vestas is the world leader in wind power technology, with a history of technological innovation and over 30 years of experience in developing, manufacturing, installing and maintaining intelligent, high performing and high quality wind power plant solutions. Vestas was a pioneer in the wind industry and started to manufacture wind turbines in 1979.

Vestas installed China’s first wind turbines in Shandong in 1986, and has as of 30 June 2010, installed more than 2,100 MW of clean energy across thirteen provinces in China. This makes Vestas one of the biggest accumulated suppliers of wind power plants.

Over the past few years, Vestas has established a firmly rooted presence in China with more than RMB 3.5 billion worth of investments and more than 3,000 employees, committed to deliver high quality wind energy solutions for a sustainable energy future.

Vestas has its largest integrated manufacturing complex globally situated in Tianjin, its China headquarters in Beijing, a factory in Hohhot, a global procurement office in Shanghai, and a state-of-the-art foundry in Xuzhou.

On 12 October 2010, Vestas opened its China Technology R&D Center in Beijing, which is an important part of Vestas’ global innovation network and represents Vestas’ intention to bring the best of its knowledge to China. Furthermore, the R&D Center is significantly increasing Vestas’ responsiveness to market demands and development trends in terms of new technology.

As the global leader in wind energy, Vestas is committed to helping develop China’s wind energy sector into a world-class modern renewable energy sector. Vestas is actively sharing its 30 years of industry experience and expertise with partners and stakeholders in the Chinese wind energy industry.