Siemens Gamesa hiring 210 for French offshore turbine production site

Siemens Gamesa offshore wind turbine being loaded onto cargo ship. Source: Dominion Energy Inc

February 8 (Renewables Now) - Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:IBE) has launched a recruitment campaign to hire the first 210 workers for its future offshore wind blade and nacelle factory in Le Havre, France.

The wind turbine manufacturer is partnering with local employment network operator Pole emploi Normandie, it says on its website. The recruitment is the first phase of a larger plan to potentially open 750 direct and indirect job positions at the French harbour city.

The 210 positions being sought now mainly relate to wind turbine blade and nacelle production and assembly, and include blade operators, logistics operators, quality controllers and supply chain specialists. 

The first contracts are due to be signed in June, while long-term training courses are scheduled to begin in September. Other recruitment phases will follow at the end of 2021 and in 2022, the Paris-Normandie journal reports.

From the 36-hectare (99-acre) manufacturing facility, Siemens Gamesa says it will produce turbines for the Dieppe-Le Treport, Fecamp, Courseulles sur mer, Saint Brieuc and Yeu-Noirmoutier wind farms in French waters.

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