Siemens Wind Power, the former Danish company Bonus Energy, headquartered in Brande, is seeing strong growth and continues to expand its business activities, writes professional journal Ingeniøren (The Engineer). On Saturday, the company inaugurated a new factory for wind turbine hub production in Ølgod, a short distance from its Brande headquarters. The new facility will produce hubs for all Siemens wind turbines, corresponding to around 25 units per week, and will initially employ 80 people.
Andreas Nauen, managing director of Siemens Wind Power said at a press meeting on Thursday that the company increased sales by 56% in 2007. The number of supplied wind turbines totalled 6,952, with a collective output of 6,866 MW. Siemens also demonstrated in 2007 that it has made a name for itself as a manufacturer of offshore wind turbines. The company has installed 640 MW of wind power offshore, and current orders and agreements represent twice that figure.
"We aim to be among the world's three largest wind turbine manufacturers," Nauen commented, without disclosing the timeframe for the objective. According to recent figures, Siemens Wind Power is currently ranked fifth.
In 2007, Siemens Wind Power generated revenues of DKK 9.1bn (USD 1.8bn) and profits of DKK 724m (USD 144.8m). The number of staff totalled 3,294, of whom 75% are employed in Denmark.