Vestas, a global leader in wind turbine manufacturing, has commenced the construction of a state-of-the-art nacelle and hub assembly factory in Szczecin, Poland, marked by a foundation stone-laying ceremony. King Frederick X of Denmark, Vestas CEO Henrik Andersen, Szczecin Mayor Piotr Krzystek, WindEurope Deputy CEO Malgosia Bartosik, and other key figures attended the event, highlighting the significance of the expansion in the renewable energy sector.
The facility is designed to assemble components for Vestas' V236-15.0MW offshore wind turbines, a pioneering model in the company's portfolio. Scheduled to start operations in 2025, the factory is anticipated to bring about the creation of 700 new jobs in Poland, reinforcing Vestas' commitment to local economic development.
In a statement, WindEurope Deputy CEO Malgosia Bartosik praised Vestas' investment, stating, “Vestas' investment in Szczecin is fantastic news. It will make Europe's wind supply chain more resilient and help boost our energy security. The European wind industry has been through a tough time, but it's roaring back. Today's event shows the industry is doing what it takes to deliver on our climate and energy targets.”
Vestas has also revealed plans for a second facility in Poland, focusing on the production of blades tailored for the V236 model. This strategic move aligns with Vestas' vision to fortify its presence in Poland and enhance its manufacturing capabilities to meet the increasing demand for sustainable energy solutions.