The test centre is located at Rajiv Gandhi Salai, adjacent to the existing Technology R&D office that opened in 2008. It continues Vestas’ development in India, one of the world’s fastest growing wind energy markets, and a key market for Vestas.
“The new Test Center will play an important role for Vestas. This new facility adds to our global testing and verification of wind turbine components to further improve their reliability and performance,” says Servet Sert, Vice President of Test, Verification and Quality for Vestas Technology R&D.
Commenting on the Vestas Technology R&D operations in India, Michael Høgedal, Managing Director, Vestas Technology R&D Chennai, says: “Vestas Technology R&D is continuing to invest in the huge pool of engineering talent available in Chennai. Together with our technology centre, this test centre forms a crucial part in ensuring Vestas continuing its role as a world-class supplier of wind energy solutions.”
The test centre will generate more “green jobs” locally in Chennai, where employees research on competitive answers to combat CO2 emissions and rapidly growing huge energy needs of India.
In addition to the opening of the test centre, Vestas Technology R&D is also expanding its existing office space at Chennai by an additional 35,000 square feet.