23 May 2017
23 May 2017
LM Wind Power has announced the addition of a fourth wind turbine blade factory in China, the company's 15th worldwide.
The facility will be located in the Baodi district in the north eastern part of China, 40 km from the company's existing plant in Tianjin. The Baodi operation is expected to create 500 jobs and start production in July 2017.
"It is a great pleasure to announce this new blade plant in China as another example of the strong demand for LM Wind Power products and the rapid growth of the company right now," comments LM Wind Power CEO, Marc de Jong. "We would like to thank our local partners, represented by the Jiu Yuan Industrial Park in Baodi and our launch customer, GE Renewable Energy, for helping us realise this exciting new project. The Baodi site is a great location for serving our local and global customers in China, with close proximity to the highway and only 50 km to the Tianjin Port."
Recruitment for the Baodi operations has commenced. LM Wind Power currently employs 2,300 people in China distributed across three blade manufacturing plants in Tianjin, Qin Huang Dao and Jiangyin and offices in Beijing and Shanghai.
Photo provided by LM Wind Power
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