Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Munkebo and Nakskov
Manufacturing Of Machinery And Equipment
Manufacture Of Machinery And Equipment N.E.C.
28.11 - Manufacture of engines and turbines, except aircraft, vehicle and cycle engines

414 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
6 March 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The international wind mill producer based in Aarhus, Denmark, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, is creating 414 new manufacturing jobs at the company's blade factories in Lindø in Munkebo and Nakskov. This will double the number of employees at the two sites.

Both Lindø in Munkebo (on Fuen) and Nakskov (on Lolland) were formerly large shipyards before they, as many other large European shipyards, were forced to close due to intense competition from countries such as South-Korea and China. However, the size and location of the former shipyards made them particularly suitable for the production of windmills and blades at the time when the windmill industry was growing rapidly in Denmark. Moreover, the company is now producing a new generation of extra-large offshore mills with 80 metre blades that requires more space, which only Nakskov and Lindø can offer.

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is jointly owned by Danish Vestas Wind Systems and Japanese Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The company is reported to have previously created 100 new manufacturing jobs in the UK in November 2016. In November 2016, Vestas also announced that 350 employees at the company's wing factory in Lem would be made redundant.


  • 6 March 2017: http://www.mhivestasoffshore.com
  • 6 March 2017: politiken.dk


Eurofound (2017), MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, Business expansion in Denmark, factsheet number 90499, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/90499.