In Aalborg in northern Jutland, Siemens Wind Power is busy extending its production and administration facilities, cementing Aalborg's position as the German industrial concern's main location for the production of wind turbine blades, writes regional newspaper Nordjyske.
Besides a new 9,000 square metre production hall, a new 5,000 square metre administration building is being built, as well as a 9,000 square metre warehouse of which about half is an existing building. Siemens Wind Power's director for global blade production, Søren Kringelholt Nielsen, told Nordjyske that the Aalborg location was advantageous for a number of reasons:
"As wind turbine blades become larger, it matters a great deal to us that we have easy access to a seaway, and also that because of the university we can get the people, especially engineers, that we need."
The new production hall is capacious enough to enable Siemens to produce wind turbine blades even longer than their currently biggest blade, which is 52 metres in length and is used on the 3.6 MW offshore wind turbine.