Gamesa is strengthening its presence in China by breaking ground on its fifth manufacturing plant in the country, in the province of Jilin. The factory, scheduled to begin operating in 2011, will manufacture G8X-2.0 MW wind turbines and is expected to have an annual production capacity of 500 MW.
Gamesa's presence in China dates back to 2000, though it has been in the past five years that the company has stepped up the expansion of its manufacturing base and wind farm development business there.
The company currently has four manufacturing plants (for blades, generators, and nacelle and gearbox assembly) in the province of Tianjin, which employ 1,000 people.Â
With manufacturing plants in Europe, the U.S., China and India, Gamesa has an international workforce of more than 6,300 people.Â
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