2024-05-21
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UK - Vestas makes offshore appointment and is in pole position for Kentish Flats deal

Vestas elects its president for Central Europe Hans Jörn Rieks to head up its offshore division

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Vestas has been made preferred supplier by Vattenfall for an extension to the 90MW Kentish Flats project in the outer Thames estuary at the same time as appointing a new head of offshore:

If the Kentish Flats extension goes ahead it could use up to 17 of Vestas' new V112 3MW turbine. The projecct, which came online in 2005, currently uses 30 V90 turbines.

Vattenfall said the UK's Infrastructure Planning Commission is expected to make a decision on whether the extension goes ahead in 2013. Until then the turbine will not be completed.

Separately Vestas has chosen its president for Central Europe Hans Jörn Rieks to head up its offshore division. Rieks has been with Vestas for 18 years although he has not previouslty worked in the offshore division.

The news follows the departure of Vestas vice president offshore Anders Søe Jensen as part of recent restructure of the company.

About Vestas:
With the industry's largest global market share and most advanced technologies, Vestas is the world's leading supplier of wind energy solutions. Vestas' core business is the development, manufacture, sales, marketing and maintenance of wind turbines that use the power of the wind to generate electricity.

Vestas is at the forefront of wind energy innovation and technology. We have been harnessing the power of the wind for more than 30 years. In 2008, we opened the largest R&D centre in the wind energy industry, which now employs over 800 engineers and technicians. Our focus on research and innovation has led to us developing turbines that are now 100 times more efficient than they were 25 years ago. As a result, the more than 43,000 Vestas turbines around the world produce enough energy to supply millions of households.

We have global expertise along the entire value chain, from product development and technology, to measuring wind and placing wind turbines in the best possible location, project management, grid integration, performance monitoring and analysis.

Vestas employs more than 20,000 people worldwide and has installed wind turbines in 66 countries on six continents. The head office of Vestas Central Europe is located in Husum and is responsible for the sales and marketing of Vestas wind power systems in Germany, Benelux. Austria, Russia, Eastern Europe and Southern and Eastern Africa.

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