Vestas to build new offshore wind blade factory in Poland

Blade mould at a Vestas wind blade factory in Denmark
Blade mould at a Vestas wind blade factory in Denmark

Wind turbine giant Vestas has announced plans to build a new blade factory in Szczecin, Poland, to produce blades for its flagship offshore wind turbine, the V236-15.0MW.

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The new offshore blade factory is planned to be located at a site in northern Szczecin, which Vestas acquired in February 2023. The site is close to the Ostrów Brdowski Island in Szczecin where Vestas’ planned nacelle assembly factory would be located. The assembly factory is expected to start operations in 2025.

“Vestas intends to lead the development of a sustainable supply chain in Europe that can deliver the scale needed to meet the expected growth in demand for offshore wind. Our plans for two new offshore factories in Poland underline that Europe can spur wind industry investments and green jobs with the right long-term policy commitments for offshore wind projects,” Vestas chief operating officer Tommy Rahbek Nielsen said.

The new factories are planned to support European and to some extent global demand, playing a crucial role in supporting Poland and the European offshore wind market and industry.

With the two new factories in Szczecin together with Vestas’ already existing footprint, Vestas is expected to soon employ more than 2,500 people in Poland.

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Vestas expects the new blade factory to begin operations in 2026.

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