On several occasions, a memorandum of understanding for wind turbines of 2.2 GW in Egypt seemed like it was just around the corner for Vestas. But so far nothing has happened. "Sometimes things take longer than you expect," says the wind giant.
Recent years have seen crashing rotor blades, cracked foundations, and burning nacelles on a handful of turbines in the birthplace of offshore wind. Problems notwithstanding, the Danish utility’s CEO is convinced that such issues will not undermine confidence in technology.