Siemens Gamesa has halted work at a second Spanish plant after a positive coronavirus test.

The Aoiz blade plant in Navarre is closed for disinfection and the employee under medical observation following the test, said a statement from the wind OEM.

Siemens Gamesa had already closed its San Fernando de Henares power electronics facility in Madrid after a positive test there.

The company, which employs about 4,800 people in Spain, said workers at its other production facilities are following special official protocols.

“We are seeking to ensure that we can continue to deliver products and services to our customers. We have therefore put in place rigorous protocols that allow us to maintain our operating activities – including manufacturing, installation and service – without compromising the health of our employees.

“We will continue to monitor the situation very closely and adjust our activities accordingly.”

Along with Italy and most recently France, Spain is one of a growing number of European nations to impose emergency controls on movement, assembly and working activities in the face of growing Covid-19 infection rates.

LM Wind Power has already halted work at two plants in Spain, while Vestas was this week talking with employees over coronavirus concerns at its Daimiel blade facility.

Industry body WindEurope warned this week that activity in the European sector is likely to be increasingly affected as the number of infections grows.