CEO of Nordex Group -
Mr. Blanco was born on 17 July 1970 and is Spanish citizen. He began his professional career in 1993 at Industrias Ferri, later going on to join Gamesa, where he assumed various executive positions and roles within the Management Board from 1997 to 2002. Among these were the roles of Managing Director at Gamesa Eolica USA, COO at Gamesa USA, and Engineering Director, CEO and Gamesa Offshore Director. In 2011, he was appointed to the position of Chief Customer Officer and member of the Management Board of Gamesa.
José Luis Blanco joined the Management Board of Acciona Windpower in 2012. He has been a member of the Management Board of Nordex SE since the company took over Acciona Windpower in April 2016, initially responsible for operations (COO).
The development, manufacture, project management and servicing of onshore wind turbines has been the core competence and passion of the Nordex Group and its more than 8,600 employees worldwide for over 35 years.
With the acquisition of Acciona Windpower in 2016, the Nordex Group has become a global player and one of the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturers. The Group offers highly efficient and competitive wind turbine systems, which enable long-term economical power generation from wind energy in all geographical and climatic conditions. Founded in 1985, the Nordex Group has a proven track record of launching industry-leading products – starting when we pioneered in the mass production of 1 MW turbines (1995), when we were first to enter the 2.5 MW class (2000) or launched the first 4+ MW class turbine, the N149/4.0-4.5, in 2017. However, our current focus is on turbines in the 3 to 6+ MW class.
The Group’s comprehensive product portfolio offers individual solutions, both for markets with limited space, and for regions with limited grid capacities.
In selected markets, the Nordex Group also operates as a project developer for wind farms.
At production facilities in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the US and India, the Group produces nacelles, rotor blades, and concrete towers. The company has offices and branches in more than 30 countries.
The headquarter of the company, with the Management Board and central corporate functions, is located in Hamburg, while the legal entity is registered in Rostock.
The Nordex Group conducts all manner of varying project types: from simply delivering the equipment, to turnkey projects and complete wind farm development, including the associated project development in certain markets.
The customer portfolio of the Group comprises all types of clients. We can cover the needs of large utilities, as well as the demands of SMEs operating wind power plants. Concentrating on establishing long-term customer support and optimizing the cost of energy production along the whole value chain, the Nordex Group also offers after-sales services for their entire operational lifecycle: A global Service network, with some 300 Service Points in around 30 countries, delivers support quickly and reliably.
The global trend toward renewable energy is moving forward – and the Nordex Group is an essential part of this. Our focus is on making renewable energy as cheap as possible, and that means to continuously reducing the cost of energy (COE) from newly-installed wind power turbines.