MEGAJOULE Expands Its International Presence with Opening Offices in Poland and Brazil

The MEGAJOULE Board approved new offices in Fortaleza, Brazil and Warsaw, Poland which will officially take up their work from January. MEGAJOULE boasts an important commercial presence in both markets and standing strongly on two continents MEGAJOULE takes off into 2010 contributing with its excellent know-how to a future of clean energy.

Porto, Portugal, January 16, 2010 --( The new offices in Poland and Brazil are the first step of Megajoule’s international expansion plan. The Polish office will lead entrance into Central and Eastern Europe, in which Romania is also an important market. Other markets as Turkey, the US, Western Europe, South Africa and Australia are also under close analysis.

Executive Board Member Miguel Ferreira says that “Megajoule plans to open 5 international offices by 2013, starting with Poland and Brazil. Plans for 2010 include streamlining the activities in the markets served by the new offices, while analysing regional markets in order to select where to pursue future opportunities.” He adds that “after the climate talks in Copenhagen had failed and politicians were not capable of reaching binding agreements the industry itself has to lead the change. Going international is the best way to start acting and Megajoule is proud to spread and offer its expertise”.

As a measure of their commitment to International expansion, Megajoule do Brasil successfully performed independent certifications as requested by Brazilian authorities for 16% of the projects accepted to the national tender of December 2009. This large market share shortly after entering the Latin American market demonstrates that Megajoule do Brasil will expand prosperously on the South American continent.

The Central and Eastern European market currently represents around 20% of Megajoule’s turnover. The new local presence will bring Megajoule closer to its established clients, while opening up possibilities for new business opportunities.

Paulo Pinto, Executive Board Member responsible for Central and Eastern Europe expansion thinks that “with the local presence our three-year projection estimates will reach a similar turnover that mirrors our present success in the Portuguese market.”

Megajoule, as the Portuguese market leader in independent renewable energy consultancy, is strongly committed to promote alternative and sustainable energy solutions. The main focus is to deliver expertise in a wide range of technical subjects of wind energy from wind measurements to independent project due diligence. In addition to Megajoule’s services in wind energy, Megajoule also offers advice on solar energy and biomass projects.

Katharina Stebel
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