LM Wind Power to open wind manufacturing plant in Brazil

A week after announcing 230 layoffs at its Little Rock, Ark. manufacturing plant, LM Wind Power has announced plans to open a new blade manufacturing facility in Brazil. The factory will be established in conjunction with LM Wind Power’s joint venture partner Eolice and will deliver blades to wind farms and throughout South America.

The factory will be in the port of Suape, near Recife in the State of Pernambuco. The factory is expected to employ up to 300 people, plus more in the local supply chain. LM Wind Power expects blade production to commence in September 2013, and agreements with customers have already been finalized.

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