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MHI Vestas missing up to 50 engineers

MHI Vestas missing up to 50 engineers

07-03-2017 08:00:00

MHI Vestas, which exclusively manufactures wind turbines, are now in search of a number of engineers. This is because of the expansion of production capacity at the company's nacelle factory in Lindø at Odense and its turbine blade factory in Nakskov on Lolland.

"We need between 20 and 50 engineers with different specialties. Some for the blade factory in Nakskov, some at Lindø, but also some at our headquarters in Aarhus, which already employs between 100 and 150 others," said MHI Vestas' HR manager Stine Wutz Jepsen, according to Ingeniøren, Monday at Lindø, where the company expansion plans were launched.

The expansion of MHI Vestas' facilities at Lindø and Lolland, which means hiring 414 employees, will include between 20 and 50 engineers with many different specializations, according to MHI Vestas' HR manager, Stine Würtz Jepsen.

Stine Würtz Jepsen acknowledges that it may be difficult to find that many engineers. But MHI Vestas looks for ways to find the necessary expertise either in Denmark or abroad. The company is trying to create awareness of job opportunities by participating in job - and career fairs.

MHI Vestas hires more employees in production, since receiving a number of large orders for the company's V164-8.0 MW turbine. The turbine is so far the largest commercially produced offshore wind turbine on the market and supplied power for the first time from Burbo Bank Extension wind farm in November 2016.

MHI Vestas has orders for the delivery of turbines for nine large and small wind farms with a total capacity of 2.5 GW. This corresponds to about 314 large wind turbines of the type V164-8.0 MW, which is the world's most powerful turbine.

In January this year, a V164-8.0 MW test wind turbine smashed the record for electricity over 24 hours. An upgrade of MHI Vestas' 8 MW turbine proved that it could produce 9 MW per hour on average over 24 hours under special circumstances. Hour production was at 216 MWh.

Source: Ingeniøren / Maritime Denmark

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