In 2011 and 2012, Siemens will invest DKK 1 billion (EUR 134 million) in building two new R&D test centres in Brande and Aalborg, expanding its global head office in Brande, and opening a competence centre for offshore wind turbines in Vejle and an office in Ikast for its Scandinavian sales and project management group.
The news is received positively at Invest in Denmark. Regional project manager Peder Bo Sørensen says:
”Siemens’s announcement confirms Denmark’s position as a global hub for wind power technology development and I am convinced that we will see more investments in the future”.
World’s best base for wind technology
Since Siemens acquired the Danish wind turbine manufacturer Bonus Energy A/S in 2004, the company has invested DKK 6 billion (EUR 804 million) in Denmark and increased the number of staff from 850 to 7,500. Most of the new jobs have been created in Denmark, where more than 5,200 highly trained staff are employed in Siemens Wind Power.
MD of Siemens A/S in Denmark, Jukka Pertola, says the investment cements Denmark's position in wind technology:
"We believe in Denmark. It is the world's best knowledge base for wind technology and industry. That is why we have invested DKK 6 billion and will continue in the future to invest significant amounts in new Danish jobs."
To learn more about business opportunities in the Danish wind industry, please visit www.investindk.com or contact regional project manager Peder Bo Sørensen at email@example.com.