16 Oct 2009 13:33

Vestas begins making wind power equipment in Tianjin

Shanghai. October 16. INTERFAX-CHINA - Vestas Wind Systems A/S, world's leading wind turbine makers, has opened a wind power equipment manufacturing complex in Tianjin Municipality, a company representative told Interfax on Oct. 16.

This RMB 1.8 billion ($263.54 million) complex consists of a wind turbine tower plant, a blade plant, a generator plant, a turbine controlling system plant and a turbine spare parts plant. Vestas started building the 230,000-square-meter complex in late 2008.

"Starting operations at this complex shows that Tianjin has become an important part of Vestas' global wind power equipment supply network," said the representative, who wished to remain anonymous. "Wind power equipment made here will not only supply China but also the European and American markets."

Vestas was among the first foreign wind turbine makers to enter the Chinese market. The company's aggregate investment in China is expected to exceed RMB 3 billion ($439.24 million) by the end of the year.

Vestas has two other wind power equipment manufacturing complexes in China, one in Huhehot City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and another in Xuzhou City, Jiangsu Province.