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LM Glasfiber Inaugurates Blade Factory in Poland

10 March 2009

LM Glasfiber has inaugurated its new blade production facility in Goleniow in Poland today.

The factory will strengthen LM Glasfiber’s position and production capacity in Northern Europe. Especially, the factory will be producing blades for the rapidly growing multi-MW wind turbine segment for onshore and offshore wind farms in the Northern, Central and Eastern parts of Europe.

Today, LM Glasfiber officially inaugurates its new blade production facility in Goleniow, Poland. The factory has been placed in Goleniow because of the optimal conditions for quick, flexible and cost-efficient transportation of the blades by sea or by land that this site provides. The good placement with regards to the area’s infrastructure means that LM Glasfiber will be strengthening its competitiveness and its production capacity with regards to deliveries for customers’ onshore and offshore wind projects in the Northern, Central and Eastern parts of Europe.

”To maintain our position as world leader in blade production, it is of crucial importance that we are as competitive as possible. One way of doing this is to produce the blades in places that will minimize the cost of transportation to the project site. The long term outlook for the wind energy sector in the EU is very promising and the factory in Goleniow will allow us to meet an even bigger share of our customers’ demand for long blades,” said Director Communications at LM Glasfiber, Steen Broust Nielsen.

The Goleniów blade production facility is the 14th LM Glasfiber factory worldwide and the 4th in Northern Europe. The factory has been under construction since February 2008 and has been constructed to be able to produce even the longest blades from LM Glasfiber. The factory which is currently ramping up will in this initial phase employ app. 380 people.





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