Vestas commits to investing EUR 10 million to launch V112-3.0 MW blade production at its Taranto, Italy, blades factory and to offering employment opportunities for a number of nacelles plant employee.
Vestas committed to hiring, after professional re-training, 30 nacelles employees for work in the blades factory and to an additional eight employment proposals in the Vestas Italia sales, installation, and service unit. Depending on market conditions, up to an additional 60 employees at the nacelles facility could be offered employment at the blades factory. Furthermore, 30 nacelles employees could be hired in Vestas facilities in the UK, Spain, Denmark, or Germany, depending on the individuals’ professional qualifications and personnel requirements at these facilities.
“We are pleased to announce the launch of the V112-3.0 MW blade production line in Taranto and a related EUR 10 million investment. This will allow Vestas to bring our latest technology to the Taranto plant, which will benefit our customers, the entire supply chain and the local community through employment possibilities for the nacelles plant personnel,” comments Jean-Marc Lechêne, Vestas Chief Operating Officer.
The Ministry for Economic Development (MISE) via an official press release in which Claudio De Vincenti, undersecretary at MISE, comments: “The blades factory will therefore be able to absorb part of the nacelles factory employees, and the company has expressed the will to offer an opportunity to the employees, through an adequate professional requalification. All in all, the agreement combines employee safeguards and the strengthening of Vestas’ production and market outlook.”
Velia Senatore - External Communications Partner, Vestas Mediterranean
T: +39 331 65 68 406 - E: veise[.]vestas.com.
Every single day, Vestas wind turbines (vestas.com) deliver clean energy that supports the global fight against climate change. Wind power from Vestas’ almost 50,000 wind turbines currently reduces carbon emissions by over 60 million tons of CO2 every year, while at the same time building energy security and independence. Today, Vestas has delivered wind energy in 73 countries, providing jobs for around 17,000 passionate people at our service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world. With 62 per cent more megawatts installed than our closest competitor and more than 57 GW of cumulative installed capacity worldwide, Vestas is the world leader in wind energy.
As of 30 June 2013, Vestas employed 713 people in Italy within service, sales and production.