Vestas, the world’s largest wind power equipment manufacturer by market share, Saturday announced it had increased investment in its China subsidiary for a fifth time in a bid to tap growing business opportunities.

The Danish company invested another 90 million U.S. dollars, increasing the total investment in Vestas Wind Technology (China) Ltd. to 363 million U.S. dollars.

The wholly-funded subsidiary was established with an initial investment of 30 million U.S. dollars in Binhai New Area, a northern port city of Tianjin, in 2005.

The new investment would fund expansion of production capacity of wind turbine blades and reduce its reliance on imports from Europe, the company said in a press release.

The China subsidiary produces wind power blades, nacelles and generators. The control systems and machine plants are expected to start work in April, it added.

Vestas announced late December that it had received three orders for wind power equipment with a total capacity of 200 megawatts from China’s power companies.


Source : EC