Saturday, November 07, 2009
Blowing in the Wind
The sector includes about twenty companies with an annual turnover of 500 million euros, according to information two years ago.
Today, some reports say that the windmill components suppliers are making about one billion euros annually and employing four thousand people.
Can anyone confirm this numbers?
Most of these companies are specialist components suppliers. Networking and co-operation appears vital.
The major turbine producer Winwind is particularly 3 MW windmills. The industry is planning even bigger ones.
The demand for larger than usual turbines is increasing. Finnish components markers are especially designing products that can withstand cold and icy conditions and the physical challenges faced by the offshore wind parks springing up around the world's coasts.