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Vestas closes three factories in Europe

The wind turbine manufacturer signals plans to lay off 650 employees and close factories in Spain, Germany and Denmark.

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In the future, fewer of Vestas' offshore wind turbines will be made in its home country.

The OEM is closing its factory in Esbjerg, Western Denmark, currently employing roughly 75 personnel in the production of converter modules for the current generation of offshore turbines. The company says this is due to demand "gradually [shifting] to markets primarily outside of Europe" and these modules will be made more locally.

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