On Monday, May 14, a new international training center for Enercon was inaugurated in Longueil-Sainte-Marie, Oise. A specialist in onshore wind turbines, Enercon currently employs 800 people in France and plans to create around 100 jobs in France this year.
Since its launch in 2003, Enercon has installed more than 1,700 wind turbines in France, with a total capacity of more than 3,500 Megawatts. This new international center will therefore allow the industrialist to strengthen its presence in the area, particularly in Longueil-Sainte-Marie.
This small town of just 2,000 inhabitants has been home to the company’s concrete pole manufacturing plant and the head office of its French subsidiary since 2012. As part of the work on the international training center, the head office floorspace has recently been extended by 950 square metres, while the new center will employ eight trainers who will train up to 350 technicians in the wind sector each year.
Trainees will receive instruction for all the different steps required to construct a wind turbine (lifting and assembly of masts, mounting and wiring of machines, stowage of blades, etc.) with all the training taking place under real conditions.
The training will enable the group’s employees to develop new skills and become more efficient and confident. For the company, this training center is a fundamental plank in the company’s strategy of strengthening its position in the industry and putting it at the forefront of all issues related to wind energy, a sector that is growing in importance and particularly dynamic in France.