LM Wind Power has broken ground on a 17 hectares piece of land in Bergama, Turkey, from the Bergama Organized Industrial Zone.
According to LM, the site will become home to a world-class, high-technology factory for the manufacture and distribution of wind turbine blades and is expected to bring up to 450 skilled technical jobs to the area. These will range from manufacturing operations to technical engineering, services, administration and ancillary support.
The company’s investment in Turkey is supported by firm contractual commitments from a major customer, notes LM, adding that the ramp-up to production is expected to start by mid-2017, with an annual capacity of 500 MW.
The new plant in Turkey will be the 14th LM Wind Power blade manufacturing facility globally.