Vestas, a Danish wind turbine manufacturer, announced on Tuesday that it will establish an R&D center in China, which will be the country’s first international wind power R&D center.
The R&D center is invested by Vestas Wind Technology, and is estimated to cost 350 million yuan in the next five years.
Staff engaging in scientific research of the R&D center will double in two years, and is expected to hit 200 by 2012, 95 percent of which will be recruited locally.
The center is to conduct R&D work in such fields as high voltage technology, air dynamics analysis, material research, and software development, so as to lower cost of electricity.
The R&D center will cooperate with grid developers to conduct research on grid-connected wind power, Jens Tommerup, Vestas China’s president to Xinhua-run China Securities Journal.
Vestas has set up R&D centers in Denmark, UK, the U.S., India and Singapore.