Siemens Gamesa will lay off up to 600 workforce in Denmark as the wind turbine manufacturer moves in advance with designs to discontinue output of immediate-push onshore wind turbine designs from its Siemens Wind legacy technology portfolio.
The OEM mentioned the layoffs come out of its ‘L3Advertisement2020’ technique declared in early 2018, when the corporation explained it will emphasis on geared technologies for onshore wind turbines as section of a €2bn ($2.2bn) charge reduction program.
“These difficult steps are needed as a accountable resolution to an more and more competitive market landscape,” stated Andreas Nauen, running director at Siemens Gamesa Denmark.
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“We will need to carry on executing on our L3Advert2020 system to provide our world-wide customers and marketplaces as reliably and competitively as we do nowadays.”
The declared layoffs at Siemens Gamesa abide by an announcement by rival Vestas to lose about 90 of its staff at a facility in the Danish city of Ringkøbing, where it produces nacelles and hubs for its 4MW platform. Vestas claimed the work cuts are a reaction to a downturn in the European market for onshore wind turbines.
Ending immediate generate technological know-how in onshore wind matches into Siemens Gamesa’s ‘one segment, a person technology’ method, the corporation explained.
Onshore immediate push production will be phased out in at the manufacturing facility in Brande, Denmark, at the conclude of following yr, though onshore blade manufacturing at a plant in Aalborg will already stop at the finish of this calendar year.
Offshore blade production in Aalborg, along with development, prototyping and screening of new offshore blades, will continue on, nevertheless.
Additionally, the plant in Brande is experiencing a temporary load reduction for the offshore phase as a end result of new job delays in Denmark.
Negotiations with area staff council about the 600 layoffs are intended to begin in October.
The OEM stressed that Denmark will continue being a essential site for it as a core competence hub for its globally activities.