LM Wind Power has confirmed its intentions to expand its manufacturing base to the African continent.
In 2011, LM Wind Power signed a cooperation agreement with Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) to jointly work to establish local manufacturing of blades. The company now reveals that it has confirmed interest from customers in order to proceed to the next stage. LM Wind Power will be looking for a suitable site location for a blade manufacturing facility on the coast of South Africa between Cape Town and the Port Elizabeth areas. The factory will be based on LM Wind Power's modular factory concept and could generate employment of up to 300 people once fully operational.