Siemens Wind Power, the former Danish company Bonus Energy is expanding its business activities in Denmark and plans to employ several hundred more staff. Siemens Wind Power recently took over a wind turbine blade production facility in Engesvang, Jutland, from LM Glasfiber, the world's largest manufacturer of turbine blades. Andreas Nauen, director of Siemens Wind Power comments:
"The factory in Engesvang will be used for production of blades for our small wind turbines. We estimate that when the factory has been fully expanded, it will employ around 200 people. But we will also need to employ more staff at our blade factory in Aalborg, where we plan to expand by 25,000 m2. The same goes for our head office in Brande, where we are expanding by 15,000 m2."
Siemens entered the wind turbine industry 18 months ago through the acquisition of Bonus Energy, which at the time was Denmark's oldest wind turbine manufacturer and the world's fifth largest. Since then, the workforce has doubled to 1,600 and in the next 12 months, the figure is expected to top 2,000. Last week, Siemens presented the first annual report for Siemens Wind Power which showed that revenues have increased by 55% to DKK 2.8 bn (USD 448 m). The news was reported by national daily newspaper Jyllands-Posten.
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