EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Vestas Wind Systems

Vestas Wind Systems

Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Region: Oberspreewald-Lausitz; Brandenburg
Location of affected unit(s): Lauchhammer


Sector: Construction
42.22 - Construction of utility projects for electricity and telecommunications

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 27-09-2019
Planned Job Reductions min: 330
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Direct Dismissals: 330

Additional Information

Wind turbines manufacturing company Vestas announced its plans to downsize its operations in the site of Lauchhammer. The restructuring event derives from market changes, which determine the closure of the production lines for the V136 wind turbines. According to reports, the decision is expected to affect 330 agency employees and 170 employees in satellite activities.

The site in Lauchhammer produces rotor blades for wind turbines. Overall, the company manages two sites in Germany (Lauchhammer and Travemünde), which together have a workforce of 5,370 employees.