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LM Glasfiber announced in mid October that it will increase its blade production capability in India. This development is in response to the strong growth in the regions’ wind power market. The new facility will be located in Dobespet (District Bangalore-Rural) in Karnataka, which is a central area for the Indian wind energy market. The investment of approximately DKK 100 million will create around 300 local jobs when the factory becomes operational in the second half of 2006, bringing the number of LM Glasfiber employees in the region to approximately 720. Designed for the manufacture of blades with lengths of 34 metres or more for multi-megawatt wind turbines, the factory will have an annual production capacity of about 400MW. Production of smaller blades will continue at LM Glasfiber’s existing facility in Hosakote near Bangalore.
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