On October 22, a delegation led by Gunnar Groebler, Senior Vice President of Vattenfall and Head of Business Area Wind visited Invest Shenzhen. The delegation consisted of company director Benoit Lavinal, Sebastian Gerhard, director of solar and battery systems, Juliane Schulze, head of Vattenfall's open innovation platform green:field, and Chen Haolin, South China project manager for German Industry & Commerce. Invest Shenzhen representatives and its overseas network partner KPMG Advisory (China) Limited, Shenzhen New Energy Association and Shenzhen Solar Energy Society, Shenzhen Topray Solar Co., Ltd. also participated in the negotiations. After introducing in detail the business environment, investment taxation and technological innovation of Shenzhen, they discussed plans for in-depth cooperation and investment projects.
Founded in 1909, Vattenfall is a Swedish state-owned energy group and the largest energy company in Europe. It is mainly engaged in power generation using fossil fuel, nuclear energy, hydropower, wind energy, solar energy and biomass. Its current strategy direction is to develop fossil fuel-free power generation. It operates large offshore wind farms, nuclear power plants and electric vehicle charging stations. The company has branches in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK, with more than 20,000 employees. Its business unit in Germany is the largest business unit, with over 7,000 employees.