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Vestas cuts 220 jobs in Denmark and Britain

Christian Fernsby |
Vestas said on Thursday it will lay off 220 employees, primarily in Denmark and Britain, as part of the integration of its onshore and offshore operations.

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Vestas has acquired MHI Vestas Offshore Wind (MVOW) and following closing of the agreement, which took place on 14 December 2020, Vestas has begun the integration of Vestas and MVOW into one organisation that is based on one shared operating model and unified culture.

"Through this integration, we are building a stronger and more competitive Vestas across our onshore and offshore businesses, and our planning has shown synergies across several functions, which unfortunately entail redundancies. Consequently, Vestas intends to lay off approximately 220 colleagues in primarily Denmark and Great Britain, with the majority being in Denmark. No layoffs are expected of hourly paid employees," Vestas says.

The organisational integration will continue throughout 2021 and include a consolidated and simplified organisational setup, which will be announced internally on February 1st.

Vestas will now go into a consultation process with relevant employee representatives and aims to have clarity for most employees by end of January. Due to certain legal processes and requirements, the process may, however, take slightly longer outside Denmark.

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