Vestas Wind Systems To Establish US Research Center

November 27, 2007 by Jeff Shepard

Vestas Wind Systems announced its intentions to establish a new research and development center in the United States. The center is expected to be operational by 2009, and to employ up to 80 people when it is fully operational in 2010. The company states that it is restructuring its R&D organization, and will make Research an independent unit.

Vestas had already expanded its R&D activities in Singapore and India, and had created what it claims is the world’s largest wind power research center in Aarhus, Denmark.

A company spokesperson stated that Vestas has not yet decided where the research center will be located, but indicated that it will be located near a large American university. "It is crucial for us to be able to attract the best talents globally and, at the same time, to take part in the technological development in cooperation with some of the world’s leading universities. Being located close to a university will therefore be our first priority."