Vestas is all set to build a new assembly factory to support domestic and global demand in offshore wind industry in Poland.
The new factory is responsible to “assemble nacelles and hubs for Vestas’ flagship offshore wind turbine, the V236-15.0MW.”
According to the company, the plant will start its operation in the second half of 2024. The factory will be established in Szczecin in Poland, near the Baltic Sea.
The latest development comes after the company secured a deal on PKN Orlen and Northland Power's 1.2GW Baltic Power Offshore Wind project in Poland. For this project, Vestas is responsible to install and commission 76 V236-15.0 MW wind turbines.
Tommy Rahbek Nielsen, Vestas COO, was quoted, “The new assembly factory will leverage Vestas’ expertise and experience to create hundreds of direct and thousands of indirect jobs in the Szczecin area. Offshore wind is headed toward a large growth trajectory, and Vestas intends to lead the development of a sustainable supply chain that can deliver the scale needed."
Meanwhile, Nils de Baar, President of Vestas Northern & Central Europe, commented, “The wind industry helps to create sustainable and resilient energy systems as well as a wide range of social and economic advantages through job creation across the value chain.”
He added that the latest wind project and the new factory are the promising examples in the wind industry