January 20, 2011
Suzlon Wind Energy A/S appoints Alf Hansson as Head of Sales in Sweden
Aarhus, Denmark: Suzlon Wind Energy A/S, the European arm of Suzlon
Energy Limited, announced today the appointment of Mr. Alf Hansson as Head of
Sales in Sweden.
Mr. Frans HJ Visscher, CEO, Suzlon Wind Energy A/S, said: Sweden is an
important market for us with great potential. Mr. Hansson has vast experience in
the local market, especially in the energy sector. We are confident that with his
expertise will be able to deliver exceptional solutions that are optimized for the
Swedish market conditions and customer needs.
Mr. Hanssons extensive local experience with energy in Sweden makes him a
perfect fit for Suzlon. Prior to joining Suzlon he worked as business developer at
Statkraft, one of the largest renewable energy companies on Europe and, before
that, he worked in different positions for Vattenfall in Sweden. Mr. Hansson will
be based in Göteborg.
Mr. Alf Hansson said: I am very pleased to join Suzlon as Head of Sales in
Sweden. I look forward to serving the Swedish market and am confident that our
commitment to the market and our focus on customer needs will be of great
benefit to Swedish customers.
Sweden has more than 1,500 megawatt (MW) wind power already installed and
an additional 3,000 MW is expected to be installed by 2015. Suzlon has a wind
power project running in Assjö for Triventus.
Notes to editors
In 2009, the Swedish Government set forth an integrated climate and energy
policy for up to 2020. This forms the most ambitious climate and energy policy
ever presented by a European country and proposes highly ambitious targets
including that half of Swedens energy coming from renewable sources in 2020;
Swedens net emissions of greenhouse gases being equal to zero by the middle of
the century with a 40 per cent greenhouse gas emissions reduction target for