LM Wind Power, the world's largest independent supplier of blades for wind turbines, is setting up a new blade manufacturing plant in Vadodara, Gujarat, in the midwestern part of India. Start of operations is scheduled for March, 2016.
The Vadodara plant is being commissioned due to increased domestic demand and will supply blades to wind projects in the northern part of India and beyond. The production will focus on blades up to 60 meters with room for expansion, and will employ more than 300 people in the initial phase, primarily from the local area.
The site in Vadodara is located in the Halol industrial area, which provides easy access to a strong base of skilled employees. The proximity to the ports in Mumbai and Kandla further supports the viability of the site, which is currently being remodeled and equipped to start operations next year.