Siemens Wind Power, the former Danish company Bonus Energy, is expanding its Danish production capacity via acquisition of a factory previously owned by Denmark's LM Glasfiber, the world's leading manufacturer of turbine blades. Siemens Wind Power is seeing significant growth in the demand for wind turbines. The new 18,000 m2 factory is based in Engesvang in mid-Jutland, Denmark, and Siemens expects to employ up to 150 new staff at the location.
Andreas Nauen, CEO of Siemens Wind Power comments in a press release: "The expansion in Denmark is part of a large strategic investment plan for the company's total activities which also cover global expansions. We expect to employ between 100 and 150 new staff, and the production of blades to start up during spring".
Siemens Wind Power's headquarters in Brande, Jutland, and the existing turbine blade factory in Aalborg, northern Jutland, will also be expanded. By the end of 2006, the facility in Brande is due to be expanded by 15,000 m2, and in Aalborg by 25,000 m2 – with a total investment of DKK 350 m (USD 56 m).
Since Siemens acquired Bonus Energy in 2004, the company has employed 700 new staff in Aalborg and Brande. Siemens Wind Power employs about 1,600 people in Denmark. The news was reported by professional journal Ingeniøren (The Engineer).
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