- Published: 02 October 2008 02 October 2008
To meet the growing demands of Europe's wind power industry, GE Energy has announced the evolution of its wind turbine manufacturing facility in Salzbergen, Germany..
The Salzbergen site will allow GE Energy to focus additional resources on meeting the strong demand for wind energy in Europe. GE has invested more than US$ 100 million in launching its 2.5xl wind technology, services and expanding its Salzbergen facility. In addition to greater manufacturing capacity, the Salzbergen expansion will increase GE's European training and service resources and has created more than 160 jobs. The Salzbergen plant expansion includes the addition of 28,000 square meters of property, revamping of the production hall to prepare for the ramped up production of the 2.5xl wind turbines, and adoption of LEAN six sigma manufacturing processes.