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Siemens Gamesa lays off 600 people in Denmark

The wind turbine manufacturer is firing more than every fourth employee from a Danish blade factory.

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Wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is slashing staff significantly at a blade factory in Danish city Aalborg, as a reaction to altered market conditions and intensified competition.

A total of 730 employees at the factory, which currently employs 2,100, will be affected. 600 will be laid off as of Sept. 1 2017, while 130 will be shifted to different positions in the factory, Siemens Gamesa tells Ritzau Finans.

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