World’s Largest Wind Turbine Manufacturer Confirms EXPO 2017 Participation

ASTANA – On May 11-12, in the framework of the visit of EXPO 2017 Commissioner Rapil Zhoshybayev, Vestas corporation agreed to take part in the Astana exhibition and show Vestas’ innovative wind turbines, reported the press office of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry.

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According to Morten Dyrholm, global vice president for public affairs at Vestas Wind Energy, the company’s specialists have produced and installed more than 41,000 wind turbines with a total capacity of about 40,000 GW in more than 60 countries, and now the company wants to participate in the Central Asian market.

In addition, Zhoshybayev met with President of the Bureau of International Exhibitions and former Director of the Pavilion of Denmark in previous international exhibitions Steen Christensen, Deputy State Secretary of the Danish Foreign Ministry Jens Kisling and top managers of leading Danish companies in the field of green energy, such as Innoventum, HaldorTopsoe and DBDH.

During the meeting with the president of the Bureau of International Exhibitions (BIE), Zhoshybayev discussed efforts to attract international participants, the content of pavilions and measures to meet the obligations of Kazakhstan to the BIE. In turn, Christensen praised the course of preparations for the exhibition and emphasised importance of the Centre for Green Technologies and Investment Projects under the auspices of the UN based on EXPO 2017.

At the Danish Foreign Ministry, the sides discussed bilateral political, trade and economic relations, including the development of cooperation in the field of alternative energy, research and technology transfer in the framework of EXPO 2017. According to the energy strategy, the Danish government plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent and increase the share of renewable energy to 50 percent by 2020.

Representatives of Danish and Swedish companies, including Innoventum, HaldorTopsoe and DBDH, attended a presentation of EXPO 2017.

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