- Source: GOLDWIND
Goldwind Denmark, a subsidiary of Goldwind, one of the world's largest wind turbine manufacturers, was established in February 2016 with the purpose of supporting Goldwind headquarters’ R&D department with the development of future wind turbines and associated technologies. It started with one employee in an office hotel in Hadsten, however with a strong support from Goldwind headquarters and a dedicated recruitment effort after two and a half years of operation, they are now grown to 25 engineers.
"Our goal is continued growth by employing more engineers and expanding our activities. In addition to our current focus areas, including aerodynamics, load calculations and regulation algorithms as well as mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and electromagnetic design, we will also establish development teams within monitoring and diagnostics as well as offshore technology, "says Chief Engineer Bo Juul Pedersen and continues: "We regard ourselves as a technological for post where we follow the trends in the industry and academia and, in combination with our own ideas, develop, test and mature new technologies with the clear goal of bringing LCoE (Levelized Cost of Energy / Electricity), i.e. the price of one kWh (kilo watt hour) down on the future Goldwind products. New software tools such as machine learning and optimization methods enable significant automation of previous manual design and analysis processes across different engineering disciplines, and we experience a real paradigm shift in the development of wind energy technologies and foresee a very exciting time ahead of us. "
It is not only within software the ground stones for future technologies are set. Goldwind Denmark has also been given the responsibility for the conceptual development of next-generation offshore wind turbine by the parent organization in China. "The scale alone of this wind turbine really challenges the existing technology - and we need to re-think existing technology to succeed," says Senior Project Manager Jørgen Lakkenborg, who has more than 30 years of experience within wind turbine development.
The continued growth and future plans have made Goldwind Denmark move to new attractive office facilities at Delta 4 in Søften a few km norths of Skejby and Aarhus Nord. "The location is no coincidence. East Jutland is regarded as a competence and knowledge hub for wind turbine technology development and the new office, with room for up to 70 employees, will certainly support our recruitment efforts" says Head of HR Dorit Bech Andersen.
Goldwind Denmark has taken over the new office from 1 July 2018 and held an official opening reception Friday, 6 July for employees, collaborators, industry representatives as well as representatives from the headquarter in Beijing.