Danish wind turbine blade manufacturer LM Glasfiber continues to expand its global blade production capacity in key markets. On Wednesday, the company inaugurated its new wind turbine blade plant in Dabaspet, Karnataka in India. When the construction phase is completed, the factory will create 400 jobs, and manufacture approx. 800 blades annually.
Thorbjørn N. Rasmussen, president of Vestas Asia Pacific said at the inauguration: "In 2006, the Indian wind energy market was the world's third largest and it is a market with tremendous potential. The opening today of the blade factory in Dabaspet provides us with an important blade capacity for our V82-1.65 MW wind turbines, which will enable us to implement our growth strategy in India and gain a share of the growth on the Indian and the global market."
Roland Sundén, CEO of LM Glasfiber said: "I am very impressed by India's strong commitment to wind energy. LM Glasfiber is extremely proud to play an active role in this development together with our customers. Our business collaboration with Vestas in India dates back to 1995 when we opened our first factory. It is greatly pleasing that today we can strengthen this long-term collaboration with the opening of our new factory." The news was reported by IDag and in a LM Glasfiber press release.
LM Glasfiber is the world’s leading supplier of blades for wind turbines, and the only supplier that operates on a global basis. The company has manufactured more than 86,000 blades since 1978. LM Glasfiber is headquartered in Lunderskov, Jutland, and employs more than 4,000 people.