Vestas will consolidate its blades production to the Windsor Blades factory and repurpose the Brighton Blades site into a North American headquarters for the Global Tooling business – consolidating from six smaller locations.
“The wind energy industry in USA has grown tremendously in recent years, which has increased our factories’ capacity and expanded our service business. With a larger fleet under service and lower demand in the near-term, we are therefore consolidating our setup in Colorado to ensure we can cater for our service business’ needs and are structured in the right way to ramp up efficiently once wind turbine demand requires us to,” Tommy Rahbek Nielsen, Vestas Chief Operating Officer, said in a statement.
“We have set initiatives in motion to make sure as many as possible of the 450 colleagues from our factories can move to other parts of our operations, but unfortunately, we still have to say goodbye to colleagues.” Vestas plans to support the employees that will be impacted and help them transition into other roles into growing parts of the company, such as its service business, which supports the lifetime operations and maintenance of wind park assets.
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