Vestas


Vestas

Infobox Company
company_name = Vestas Wind Systems A/S
company_
company_type = Public (OMX|CSE3258|VWS)
foundation = 1945
founder = Peder Hansen
location_city = Randers
location_country = Denmark
key_people = Ditlev Engel (President and CEO), Bent Erik Carlsen (Chairman of the board)
industry = Industrial machinery
products = Wind turbines
revenue = 4.861 billion (2007)cite web |url=http://www.vestas.com/files//Filer/EN/Investor/Financial_reports/2007/2007_-_AR_-_UK.pdf |title=Annual Report 2007 |publisher=Vestas |accessdate=2008-05-07]
operating_income = profit €443 million (2007)
net_income = profit €291 million (2007)
num_employees = 15,305 (end 2007)
homepage = [http://www.vestas.com www.vestas.com]
intl = yes

Vestas is a Danish company that designs, manufactures, sells, erects and services wind turbines. Founded in 1945 by Peder Hansen from the small town of Lem with the name Vestjysk Stålteknik A/S (West-Jutlandish steel technology), as a manufacturer of household appliances, the company progressed to the manufacture of agricultural equipment in 1950, intercoolers in 1956, hydraulic cranes in 1968, and began the manufacture of wind turbines in 1979.

In 2003, the company merged with the Danish wind turbine manufacturer NEG Micon to create the largest wind turbine manufacturer in the world under the name Vestas Wind Systems A/S. Vestas has installed turbines in 60 countries and employs more than 15,000 people globally. [ [http://www.vestas.com/en/about-vestas/history Vestas History] ]

The intercoolers (or "Charge air coolers") continue to be manufactured in Lem by Vestas aircoil A/S who split away from the wind systems company in the 80's.

Products

Some of the more recent wind turbine models made by Vestas are shown below. [ [http://www.vestas.com/en/media/videos/vestas-films.aspx We face the challenge] Vestas films] Note the number following the V signifies the rotor diameter in meters.

* V47-660kW
* V52-850kW
* V66-1.75MW
* V80-1.8MW
* V80-2.0MW
* V82-1.65MW
* V90-2.0MW
* V90-3.0MW

ee also

*List of wind turbine manufacturers
*Renewable energy industry
*Wind power
*Wind power in Denmark
*Renewable energy companies on the stock exchange
*Gamesa Corporación Tecnológica

References

External links

* [http://www.vestas.com/ Company web site]
* [http://www.vestas.biz/ Vestas aircoil website]
* [http://www.edie.net/news/news_story.asp?id=12798&channel=0 Profits soar for top wind turbine maker]
* [http://www.vaildaily.com/article/20070614/NEWS/70614046 Work on wind turbine plant begins]
* [http://www.environmentalleader.com/2007/01/29/portfolio-21-vestas-wind-systems-top-green-company-of-2006/ Portfolio 21: Vestas Wind Systems Top Green Company of 2006]
* [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23501487/ Largest wind turbine firm dedicates U.S. plant]
* [http://www.ncbr.com/article.asp?id=95501 Vestas plans two plants, 1,350 jobs]


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