To expand its supply-chain footprint in India, Vestas has announced plans to establish a new nacelle and hub assembly factory in Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu.
The new factory will combine Vestas’ two existing facilities in Tamil Nadu, creating an expanded, optimized and scalable production hub with four times as many local manufacturing jobs.
“By building this expanded production facility, we will serve our customers’ needs in one of our key markets even better and generate hundreds of local jobs, while also improve our global manufacturing footprint and increase our export capabilities from India, with the aim of making it a global renewable energy manufacturing hub,” says Clive Turton, president of Vestas Asia-Pacific.
Though the new facility will serve the growing wind market in the region, it will also act as a strategic export hub to other key markets.
The new factory is expected to be operational by the end of 2020. Vestas also has a sales office in Mumbai, an R&D center in Chennai and a blade manufacturing facility in Ahmedabad. In total, Vestas currently employs more than 3,400 people in India. Vestas has been present in the Indian market since 2006.