Vestas opens R&D centre in Chennai-India, its 2nd largest

by Dave

The Hindu Business Line :

Vestas, a leading wind turbine manufacturer, inaugurated its research and development centre [in Chennai] on Wednesday, a centre that will be the second largest of its R&D centres in terms of number of engineers employed.

The Danish wind turbine manufacturer has technology centres in Denmark, the UK, Singapore and the US, with the Denmark centre being the largest.

“We are here in Chennai first and foremost because the talent pool is high. And, tapping into the best brains here is important for Vestas,”
said Mr Finn Strom Madsen, President, Vestas Technology R&D, who was here to inaugurate the centre.

The Chennai centre on the IT corridor, spread over 60,000 sq ft, has started with more than 100 employees, which number will go up to 500 engineers in the next four years.

Vestas’ Indian subsidiary is headquartered in Chennai along the IT corridor, close to where the R&D centre is located.

The Chennai centre will support the global engineering research and development activities, working all over the value chain. The engineers here will work on the most attractive projects in the value chain — mechanical, aerodynamics, material research and electronics.

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