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Vestas opens development center in Portugal

The wind turbine manufacturer has established a new European development center which will employ "several hundred" engineers.

Vestas is growing on the research and development front. The wind turbine manufacturer is opening a center for engineering design in the Portuguese city of Porto, which will develop key components for wind turbines, according to a press release from Vestas.

The center will initially employ at least 80 staff, from Porto's University of Technology (UPTEC). The plan is for there to be a permanent location in the area, which will be scaled up by "several hundred" employees when the center is fully operational and running in 2020.

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