Siemens Gamesa assures having no plans to close Brande plant

The German-Spanish OEM quickly responds to media report of nacelle production in Brande and Esbjerg, Denmark, shutting down, attributing the misunderstanding to an error in a note.
Photo: Siemens Gamesa/Ulrich Wirrwa
Photo: Siemens Gamesa/Ulrich Wirrwa

”We are not closing the factory in Brande,” says Siemens Gamesa Head of Corporate Affairs Global Regions Frederikke Tømmergaard in a comment.

This denial is rooted in an report from earlier today published by sector media Dkvindkraft, cited by EnergyWatch, claiming that production of nacelles would be discontinued in Danish towns Brande and Esbjerg as of June 1, thereby leaving more than 600 workers at risk of dismissal.

However, the bulk of those personnel can again breathe a sigh of relief amid summer vacation because the story about the turbine maker’s plan is simply false.

Tømmergaard tells EnergyWatch that Dkvindkraft’s article is based on note from a meeting indeed stating that company management will work to transfer nacelle plant workers to other units at the Port of Esbjerg.

The misunderstanding stems from Brande plant workers not being entailed by such plans. Rather, roughly 30 Siemens Gamesa staff responsible for nacelle assembly at the port – now being stopped in Esbjerg because of new turbine sizes – will be affected.

Media: Siemens Gamesa to close nacelle plants in Denmark – company denies

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