MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is ramping up blade manufacturing capacity in Nakskov, Denmark to supplement the blade factory on the Isle of Wight, UK. The Nakskov factory will utilise a full production line like that on the Isle of Wight with approximately 240 production workers and 20 employees in support functions.
Currently there are approximately 110 full time production employees at Nakskov and 10 white collar employees. MHI Vestas now has open positions for an additional 130 colleagues in blade production and 10 colleagues in support functions. Going forward the MHI Vestas Offshore Wind Blades Unit will consist of approximately 500 employees (currently 250 on the Isle of Wight, with Nakskov to increase to 250 throughout 2016). The factory in Nakskov was previously used by Vestas to produce blades for both offshore and onshore projects. Full operation is expected by June 2016.