Vestas appoints new country head for ANZ

Vestas ANZ country head Danny Nielsen
Vestas ANZ country head Danny Nielsen

Wind energy company Vestas has appointed Danny Nielsen as the new senior vice president and country head of its business in Australia and New Zealand.

With decades of experience in markets across Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific, China and Europe, Danny Nielsen carries a deep understanding of the wind industry and its key players. This is partly due to having previously worked with Vestas for 21 years and succeeding in several executive positions, including chief operating officer for Vestas Asia Pacific & China before joining Blue Power Partners in 2019.

“I feel incredibly proud to lead the talented people behind Australia and New Zealand’s leading wind energy provider. As part of my appointment and together with our teams, Vestas will continue to strengthen our execution capabilities and offer the best solutions for our customers,” Nielsen said.

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To date, Vestas has installed more than 3.8GW of wind energy and maintains more than 3.9GW of Vestas and non-Vestas turbines across Australia and New Zealand. This is equivalent to 46 per cent of the wind energy for both markets.

“As our clean energy transition accelerates, and work towards our 2030 and 2050 emissions reduction targets, there are many more wind farms and renewable energy projects that must come online. As an energy solutions provider of choice, we look forward to continuing to power Australia and New Zealand’s bright future while championing the sustainability agenda of Vestas and our partners,” Nielsen said.

As the previous country head of Vestas Australia and New Zealand, Vestas thanks Peter Cowling for his contribution from 2017–22 and wishes him the best in his future endeavours.

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