Vestas to establish a new research center in U.S.

Wind energy technology firm Vestas will establish a new research and development facility in the United States. Location has not yet been determined.

Wind energy technology firm Vestas Wind Systems A/S (Randers, Denmark) will establish a new research and development facility in the United States in a location to be determined.

The research center will be operational by 2009, and will, when fully established in 2010, employ up to 80 people.

"Today, Vestas is a technology enterprise. If we want to be market leaders, we have to be present and drive the development, where the market is. And that is amongst other places in the U.S.,"said Finn Strøm Madsen, president of Vestas Technology R&D.

This decision is a direct continuation of Vestas' establishment and expansion of its R&D activities in Singapore, India and the creation of the world's largest wind power research center in Aarhus, Denmark.

”We have not yet decided where in the U.S. the center is to be located. But we primarily investigate options close to the large and recognized universities,"said Madsen.