LM Wind Power to open new wind turbine blade factory in France

Denmark-based manufacturer of rotor blades LM Wind Power has announced its plans to open a new wind turbine blade factory dedicated to the offshore market in Cherbourg, Normandy, France. The factory will be built on a site developed by Ports Normands Associés and will have the capacity to produce the longest blade in the world, the LM 88.4 P. The company expects that its operational capacity will grow to between 1.2 GW and 2 GW. Production is likely to commence from June 2018.