27.3.2007: Meldung: Vestas to establish development office

As part of Vestas’ continuous expansion of the development activities and in order to
strengthen the cooperation with leading institutes within the wind energy industry, Vestas has
decided to establish a development office at Risø National Laboratory/DTU.
The new office and its employees will become an integrated part of Vestas Technology R&D.
The fields of activity will primarily concentrate on aeroelastic design, aerodynamics and
siting, which are areas in which Risø possesses the key national as well as international
competencies.
“Vestas has for years had an excellent cooperation with Risø on large as well as on small
development projects, so it is only a natural step for Vestas to establish a development office
at Risø,” says Mr John T Olesen, Assistant Vice President of Vestas Technology R&D. Being
responsible for the office and its employees, Mr John T Olesen adds: “With the office in Risø,
we also hope to be able to attract new employees from the eastern part of Denmark, who
possess the necessary competencies within aeroelastic design, aerodynamics and siting.”
“Our research has always been based on the general attitude that research is an integrated
part of the industry, so the establishment of a Vestas development office at Risø is thus a
natural and very positive development for us,” says Flemming Rasmussen, head of
programme in Risø’s wind energy department, and continues: “We will, of course, continue to
have ‘Chinese walls’ between Vestas and Risø as companies, but we look very much
forward to welcoming Vestas as part of the Risø environment. This will for sure mean a
further breakdown of some of the cultural barriers existing between research and the industry
and create a better understanding of both parties’ needs in their common endeavours to
develop the wind power technology.”
Both parties expect that the moving together will make the cooperation easier and more
intensive. In future, the work will be in the form of more lengthy cooperation agreements like
e.g. frame agreements on joint research in long-term projects.
The opening of the new office will be celebrated at a reception on Friday, 30 March at 2 p.m.
at the Risø National Laboratory/DTU, Frederiksborgvej 399 in Roskilde, Denmark. The press
is welcome.

Facts about Vestas
Vestas is the leading supplier of wind power technology in the world and a driving force
behind the development of the wind power industry. Vestas’ core business comprises the
development, manufacture, sale, marketing and maintenance of wind power systems that
use wind energy to generate electricity.
Vestas has installed more than 32,500 wind turbines in over 60 countries around the world,
and today the Vestas Group employs more than 12,300 employees.
Facts about Risø National Laboratory
Risø is one of the world’s leading research institutions within wind energy. Risø has
contributed to the cooperation between the publicly financed research and the industry within
the areas of research and development, certification, testing and preparation of standards.
Risø’s research comprises several aspects in connection with design and development of
highly-efficient wind turbines, the turbines’ impact on the energy system as well as the
turbines’ economy, energy production and life time.

Contact:
Finn Strøm Madsen, President of Vestas Technology R&D, telephone +45 9730 0000
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