Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's leading wind turbine manufacturer, is the first Danish company to sponsor a CNN International programme. Vestas is the official sponsor of the environmental documentary Planet in Peril, a four hour broadcast, which focuses on four key issues: climate change, vanishing habitats, disappearing species and human population growth.
Peter W. Kruse, head of communication and investor relations at Vestas says: "The demand for energy is increasing, conventional energy sources are decreasing and the use of fossil fuels is threatening to produce drastic climate change. As the world's No.1 in modern energy production, we are obliged to supply common, competitive and pure energy and feel a responsibility to get the world to seriously rethink its energy future."
"We are glad to gain access to CNN's audience of opinion leaders and decision makers through Planet in Peril. We are also delighted that we can point out ways in which the world can collaborate to implement changes, and the significant role that modern energy can play globally as a clean, independent and rapidly growing energy source in the current and future energy context," says Kruse. The news was reported by the weekly business magazine Ugens Erhverv.
Vestas Wind Systems is headquartered in Randers, Jutland, and employs over 13,500 people worldwide. The company has installed more than 33,500 wind turbines in 63 countries across five continents, and is now installing a new turbine every 5 hours. Vestas has production facilities in Denmark, Germany, China, India, Italy, UK, Spain, Sweden, Norway and Australia and is constructing a turbine blade factory in Colorado, USA. The company has also announced plans to build a research facility in the US. In 2006, Vestas Wind Systems generated revenues of DKK 28.7 bn (USD 5.1 bn).