Feb 15 (Renewables Now) - German engineering group Siemens AG (ETR:SIE) will shut down its blade factory in Engesvang, Denmark as it needs to make bigger blades, which is not possible at the plant.
Reuters reports that the move would result in a workforce reduction of 430. The news agency cited spokesman Rasmus Windfeld as saying that Siemens will still have about 6,500 employees in Denmark, which is more than it had 12 months ago.
The other two blade facilities in Denmark owned by Siemens will take over Engesvang’s share of production.
Siemens Wind Power A/S acquired the former LM Glasfiber rotor blades plant at Engesvang in Denmark in February 2006. Roughly one year before that, the company also bought Danish wind turbine maker Bonus Energy A/S. To date, a large portion of Siemens Wind’s workforce is in Denmark.