Vestas opens large integrated wind power production base in China

The 2 million sq-ft facility in Tianjin, China, will manufacture wind energy turbine engine rooms, blades, generators, control systems and mechanical parts.

Vestas Wind Systems A/S (Randers, Denmark) has unveiled its largest integrated wind power production base, built in the Tianjin (China) Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA).

Since its first blade factory was set up in 2006, Vestas' production facility in TEDA has been expanding. Recently, after completing the construction of the control system factory and the machining factory, as well as the expansion of the generator and blade factories, the production base has become Vestas' largest integrated wind power production base, integrating the production of turbine engine rooms, blades, generators, control systems and mechanical parts. Meanwhile, the newly built supply and logistics center for the internal components of wind turbine towers will also be put into operation.

The completion of the production base will not only increase Vestas' production capacity in China, and further accelerate its localized production, but also introduce state-of-the-art wind power equipment manufacturing technology to China in a bid to continuously supply high-tech, high-quality wind turbines to China and the international market.

As part of the company's long-term investment, Vestas' investment in the construction of new factories and expansion of factory buildings exceeds RMB 1.8 billion ($220 million USD). Vestas' total investment in TEDA has exceeded RMB 2.5 billion ($380 million USD), accounting for more than 70 of Vestas' total investment in China. By the end of 2009, Vestas' total investment in China will have exceeded RMB 3 billion ($440 million USD).

At present, Vestas' integrated wind power production base in Tianjin has become one of Vestas' major wind power equipment production centers worldwide. The completion of the base will also help TEDA to become an important technology and manufacturing base of wind power and clean energy in China and across the world. As Vestas' world largest integrated wind power production base, the 230,000 sq-m/2.5 million sq-ft facility will provide Vestas' clients with technically matured wind energy solutions.