Moventas Expands Global Manufacturing Reach

September 22, 2010—

With an investment in Portland, Oregon, Moventas is taking a significant step to expand its global manufacturing and assembly offerings for both wind turbine manufacturers and gear service customers. "The United States is one of the fastest growing wind markets and a natural choice for expanding our existing Moventas facility in Portland," says Jukka Jäämaa, Moventas CEO & President. "The initial capacity will be 200 MW, which means 100-150 mid-size wind turbine gears per year. We will also continue with the preparations for building up even larger capacity in the Midwest."

Currently, Moventas has concentrated wind gear manufacturing in Jyväskylä, Finland. The ultramodern facilities in Jyväskylä will continue to manufacture key wind gear components in the future, but the assembly and testing capacity for United States deliveries will be moved closer to the customers. In North America, Moventas already has gear service facilities in South Carolina, Texas, Oregon and Ontario, Canada.