As Siemens expands its wind power activities in Germany and Europe, it’s now established its European headquarters for wind power sales and project execution in Hamburg. At the same time, the firm is also upgrading its Bremen location to serve as its European headquarters in the service business.
The new headquarters in Hamburg is starting up operations with about 40 employees. As a result, employees with functions in sales and project execution have relocated to Hamburg from Brande in Denmark and, in some cases, from Bremen. In the medium term, about 70 jobs are expected to be created at Siemens Wind Power’s new Hamburg location.
“Starting immediately, we will be controlling sales, project planning, transport and installation of wind turbines in Europe, Africa and the Middle East — all from Hamburg, with assistance locally from the respective Siemens Regional Companies,” said Christoph Burkhard, head of business administration for the new Siemens Wind Power European headquarters. “The new location is ideally qualified for this in terms of logistics.”
“We’re planning to strongly expand our good market position in Scandinavia and the United Kingdom,” added Lars Krogsgaard, CEO of Siemens Wind Power Europe. “An important part of our work is to develop business in new markets such as Turkey and North Africa. In addition, resources for the marketing of offshore wind turbines will be also be developed in our new home in Hamburg.”