Type
Business expansion
Country
Portugal
Region
Continente; Norte; Minho-Lima
Location of affected unit(s)
Viana do Castelo
Sector
Utilities
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
35 - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply

500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
19 September 2008
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2008
Foreseen end date
31 January 2009

Description

The German wind energy company Enercon plans to expand its existing facilities in Portugal by building a second production facility at Viana do Castelo. With an investment of EUR 35 million, this business expansion will result in the creation of 500 new jobs. The new facility, which will produce rotor blades (mainly for export) is expected to be operational in early 2009. The existing wind turbine production plant, also located in Viana do Castelo, was inaugurated in November 2007 and currently employs some 100 people.


Sources

  • 19 September 2008: P├║blico

Citation

Eurofound (2008), Enercon, Business expansion in Portugal, factsheet number 67154, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/67154.