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LM Cherbourg factoryLM Wind Power has announced that work on its new factory in Cherbourg, Normandy, France has commenced. The company brings an initial investment of more than € 100 million into the development of the Cherbourg site which is expected to grow to a capacity between 1.2 and 2.0GW.

The ramp up to production of blades destined for European offshore wind farms is expected during 2018. The company aims to begin hiring and training after the summer, with a plan to reach more than 550 people at the facility once the first production lines are in place. The plant is scaled for future growth and is already in the initial phase expected to generate 2,000 further indirect jobs in the local area.

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