Denmark’s Vestas Opens Office in Romania's Capital
BUCHAREST (Romania), January 27 (SeeNews) – Danish wind turbines producer Vestas said it has opened an office in Romania’s capital Bucharest on Wednesday to lay the grounds for future growth in a high-potential market.
The office will serve the Romanian wind energy market, support Vestas’ activities in other Eastern European countries, and be a resource to assist the future development of wind energy in Romania and the region, Vestas said in a statement on its website.
Romania’s government has set promising targets for wind energy generation, and is clearly committed to the development of wind energy as a viable energy source for the region and for the reduction of carbon emissions that contribute to global warming, Vestas said.
“As a wind energy solutions provider, we want to bring the best turbines and the best business case to our customers here, but we also want to build strong and constructive partnerships to shape a sustainable wind industry,” Hans Jorn Rieks, president of Vestas Central Europe, said in the statement.
Vestas has been active on the Romanian market for several years. It has installed 22 wind turbines in Romania, with a total capacity of 43.66 megawatts (MW) as of June last year.
Vestas (www.vestas.com) employs 31 people in sales, service, engineering, project management and marketing in Bucharest and a project office in Romania's Black Sea port of Constanta.
The installed wind capacity in Romania is expected to rise from 14 MW in 2009 to approximately 3,600 MW in 2015.