LM Wind Power has announced that it has begun production at a new factory in Bergama, Turkey. The facility, which is located in Bergama Organized Industrial Zone (BOSBI), is expected to manufacture and distribute an annual capacity of 500MW with the capability to expand to 1.5GW.

It represents a US$ 50 million commitment to Turkey and will create up to 450 additional skilled technical jobs for the region, which range from manufacturing operations, to technical engineering, services, administration and ancillary support. Of the current 287-employee workforce, 24 per cent are female.