Press Release 14 Apr 2014

14th April 2014 – Dublin – Today, Minister Pat Rabbitte TD officially opened ENERCON`s new European sales office in Santry, Dublin. ENERCON is Europe’s leading supplier for wind energy turbines onshore with the highest vertical integration in the wind industry. Minister Rabbitte was joined for the occasion by the ENERCON’s Head of Sales, Northern Europe, Robin Borgert.

ENERCON’s Dublin team will have sole responsibility for sales, project management, electrical engineering, logistics coordination and site assessment in Ireland. ENERCON will have 22 people employed at their new office, with future growth expected. This investment is supported by Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

ENERCON is active in Ireland since 1998, with more than 640 MW and 350 turbines have been installed in Ireland and Northern Ireland, which is every 4th turbine installed on the island. ENERCON operates five service stations across the country, with 130 people currently working in the field of installation and servicing of wind turbines.  ENERCON operates factories in eight countries and has more than 17,000 employees worldwide.

Attending ENERCON’s official opening Minister Rabbitte stated “I very much welcome the opening of ENERCON’s new European Sales Office in Dublin today. This is tangible evidence of the economic and jobs benefits that can realised as Ireland transitions towards sustainable and secure indigenous energy generation.”

“We believe in a decentralized service concept and providing all key services and contacts locally. And the office in Dublin allows us this close and direct contact to our local customers and business partners – in a great location with a highly motivated and qualified team. This is due to the very good market development for wind energy, making ENERCON the largest organisation of all wind turbine suppliers in Ireland.” Robin Borgert, ENERCON Head of Sales Northern Europe. 

Barry O’Leary. CEO, IDA Ireland stated “Ireland is taking a lead in promoting the sustainable energy sector, maximizing our wind energy potential in the rapidly developing Clean Tech sector. ENERCON is one of the world's leading wind turbine manufacturers; with over 30 years’ experience setting technological milestones in the renewable energy industry. ENERCON is at the forefront of maximizing Ireland’s wind energy sector and IDA Ireland looks forward to working with the company as they continue to grow their operations in Ireland.”

Media Queries –
DCENR – Claire Collins, Press Advisor, +353-87-6937580
IDA Ireland – Fidelma Geraghty, PR Executive, +353-87-6548347

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