Vestas inaugurates blades factory in Gujarat under ‘Make in India’ initiative

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Vestas Wind Systems, the world?s leading wind power solutions provider, today inaugurated a state-of-the-art wind turbine blade manufacturing unit in Gujrat.

The establishment of the factory showcases Vestas? support to Prime Minister Modi?s ?Make in India? initiative and is expected to create hundreds of local jobsChief Minister of Gujarat, Vijay Rupani inaugurated the factory situated in Gallops Industrial Park, Bavla, Ahmedabad.

This launch follows the commitment that Vestas? Chairman, Bert Nordberg, and Vestas? President and CEO, Anders Runevad, made to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in November 2015. During the meeting with Modi, Vestas also committed to partnering with the Indian government in providing innovative solutions to make the Indian wind power sector ?Best in Class? and the ?Most Affordable? through Vestas?global experience and technology leadership. Vestas is also partnering with the Skill Council of India and is looking to hire hundreds for the new manufacturing unit.

Today, Vestas has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Govt. of Gujarat to establish wind power projects over the next three to four years. If the MoU translates into firm and unconditional orders, the projects will bring investment and additional jobs to the state.

Marketing and Public Affairs Director of Vestas India, Amar Variawa, said, ?Vestas has put a strong strategic focus on India because of the ambitious target of 60 GW of wind installation by 2022. The new factory, is a promise fulfilled, and I?m very proud it only took 15 months from we made our commitment to our Prime Minister Modi to the inauguration today. The factory will expand Vestas? footprint in India, and reduce lead-time for blades supply, making Vestas more competitive in India. India?s future energy mix belongs to clean energy and the wind energy market looks very strong. We will do our best to convert the MoU into firm and unconditional orders in coming time in the state.

Source: Daily News Analysis

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