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GE Renewable Energy (GE) has announced its plan to recruit more than 200 employees at its LM Wind Power wind turbine blade manufacturing site in Cherbourg, France. 60 out of the additional employees were recently recruited and just began their training at the factory.
 
Opened in April 2018, the Cherbourg facility became the first wind turbine blade manufacturing site in France. A year later, the site counted 120 employees, 34% of whom are women. Each new employee will receive a six-week theoretical and practical training course. Newcomers will also be mentored by experts from the company’s sites worldwide. The site will also be looking for production supervisors, quality controllers, logistic and maintenance technicians, as well as apprentices’ positions.
 
Prototyping phase began in January 2019, when the teams started the production of five 107-meters blades, set to be installed on GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine. Two blades will be shipped to testing facilities in the UK, and three will be assembled to the Haliade-X prototype site in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
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