September 1, 2010
Suzlon inaugurates new technology center in Rostock, Germany
- New facility for R&D
- Technology centre will house 200 people
Rostock: Suzlon Energy Limited, the worlds third largest* wind turbine supplier, officially
inaugurated a new R&D and technology centre on the banks of the River Warnow in
Rostock, Germany. Ceremonial lighting of candles marked the opening of the new centre
which brings together over 120 employees of Suzlon Energy GmbH, and plans to expand to
200 total employees shortly.
The opening ceremony was attended by notable dignitaries of the European and German
parliaments including Mr. Erwin Sellering, Minister-President of the Federal State of
Mecklenburg Western-Pomerania; and his Minister of Economy, Mr. Juergen Seidel; Mr.
Georg Scholze, the Senator in Charge of Finance, Administration and Order and First Deputy
of the Lord Mayor of the City of Rostock, as well as the Deputy Chief of Mission of the
Embassy of India, Ms. Renu Pall.
Speaking at the event Mr. Tulsi R Tanti, Chairman and Managing Director Suzlon
Group said: German engineering excellence has been at the core of Suzlons rise to
become the worlds third largest wind turbine maker, and Rostock been at the heart of our
R&D effort. This new facility marks a major step forward in building on this expertise and
experience, and driving the next generation of technological development in wind.
Mr. John OHalloran, President Technology, Suzlon Energy Limited said: Research
and development is crucial in a technology-driven industry like wind and Suzlon continues to
invest in Germany to build its technical capabilities. Rostock authorities and business related
agencies are very supportive, making the region a prime location for Suzlon and the wind
The new facility is spread over 3,800 square metres and boasts state of the art
infrastructure. Established in Bad Doberan in 2003 with just three employees, Suzlon
Energy GmbH's three sites at Rostock, Hamburg and Berlin today have a combined staff of
180, comprising of highly skilled employees in mechanical engineering, electrical
engineering, and software development.