Published: 18 July 2018 18 July 2018
GE Renewable Energy Business, LM Wind Power has announced the planned acquisition of the WMC test facilities in Wieringerwerf, the Netherlands. The transaction is expected to close within a few weeks' time subject to certain pre-completion conditions.
The facility will provide rotor hub testing for new GE turbines and also continue to offer blade and other testing, digital tools, research and similar services to the wider wind industry in Netherlands and elsewhere. LM Wind Power plans to expand and develop the facility over time. The 23 current employees will be retained to help grow the business. LM Wind Power has a growing presence in the Netherlands. It has its global management office at World Trade Center, Schiphol, with 44 employees representing 16 nationalities and a research facility in Heerhugowaard with 40 employees representing 14 nationalities.