ENERCON banks on security and stability09.11. 2011
ENERCON presents market growth at ENERCON Forum in Portugal
At the ENERCON Forum held in Portugal this year, the company focused on its current developments and future challenges on the world wind energy market. More than 250 delegates - international customers and representatives from financial institutes - attended the informative event held 8-9 November in Porto.
ENERCON is well-positioned for the years to come, explained ENERCON Managing Director, Hans-Dieter Kettwig. With a market share of 61.5 percent in the first two quarters of 2011, ENERCON has once again taken the lion's share of the German market. In the meantime, however, more than two thirds of ENERCON's wind turbines are now destined for world export. So far, ENERCON has installed more than 18,700 turbines worldwide - a total rated power of 25 gigawatts.
To continue to meet future market demands, ENERCON is diligently expanding the company, confirmed Kettwig. Security and dependability are of utmost importance at ENERCON. Detailed calculations are a prerequisite for each project in order to ensure that customers, suppliers and ENERCON do not run in to unexpected complications. In times of a spiralling European debt crisis and its repercussions on the global financial market; ENERCON's policy of "look before you leap" is all the more essential.
As examples of ENERCON's continuing world expansion, Kettwig named the new precast concrete tower factories in Canada, France and Austria. The new plant in Matane/Quebec was inaugurated this summer, the factory in Compiègne, France is scheduled to launch production in summer 2012 and ENERCON wants to start supplying concrete towers from a factory in Burgenland, Austria by the end of 2012. The Managing Director also mentioned the new rotor blade factories currently under construction in Haren/Emsland (Germany) and Aurich.
During a guided tour of the production site in Viana do Castello and Lanheses the forum guests were able to get a good insight into ENERCON production. Also on the agenda was an excursion to the Alto Minho Wind Farm where the visitors were able to see the Mendoiro/Bustavade partial wind farm and its transmission substation. To wind up the event, a cornerstone for a new E-82/2.3 turbine was laid in the presence of the forum attendees and the Portuguese State Secretary of Finance, Antonio Almeida Henriques.