Wind energy Vestas creates 400 new jobs in Denmark

Vestas has announced the extension of factories in two locations in Denmark.

The company will be looking for 414 new employees to fill engineering and production positions at plants on the islands of Funen and Lolland, it said in a press release.

The move comes after the company hired 100 new workers at a factory in the UK in November 2016.

The employment drive will more than double the total number of workers at the two factories, according to a report by news agency Ritzau.

“MHI Vestas is proud to be in a position to create over 400 production jobs at our facilities,” administrative director Jens Tommerup said in the press release.

“The government wishes to further strengthen [the country’s position as a leader in the field] by, amongst other things, building various test locations for wind energy, both on land and offshore,” Lilleholt said in a statement.

Climate and energy minister Lars Christian Lilleholt said that the announcement reinforces Denmark’s position as a “global leader” in wind energy production.