Siemens' new wind power division will start operations on Oct. 1 in Hamburg, Germany, the company has announced. It is anticipated that the workforce at this location will triple from the current 170 to over 500 by 2013. Siemens has a global workforce of approximately 7,800 in the wind power sector, with approximately 1,000 employees in Germany.
Felix Ferlemann has been appointed CEO of Hamburg's wind division.
‘For the wind power business, the industrialization of manufacturing and logistics geared toward reducing wind power costs through high-efficiency processes will play a decisive role in the future,’ says Michael Suess, member of Siemens AG's managing board and CEO of Siemens Energy.
In addition, the company has announced that its wind power business for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and for the European offshore market will be managed from Brande, Denmark, while the Americas unit will be managed from Orlando, Fla.
The EMEA unit will be headed by Jan Kjaersgaard, who has been responsible for Siemens' wind power business in the Americas. Mark Albenze has been appointed CEO of Siemens' Americas business unit. Kay Weber will head the local business unit for the Asia-Pacific region, which is headquartered in Shanghai, China.