Vestas has chosen Houston, Texas as the location for its new research centre in the USA.
The company first announced plans to establish a research centre in the USA in November 2007. The Houston-based centre will further consolidate Vestas' presence in one of its main markets and will strengthen the existing R&D organisation which includes research centres in Asia and Europe. The research centre in Houston will open in 2009 and when fully operational in 2010, Vestas Technology R&D expects for the centre to employ at least 100 employees. Additionally, Vestas will leverage its research activities through external partnerships. Research will primarily take place within the wind technology areas of mechanics, electricity, control systems, advanced materials and aerodynamics.