Energy & Power
LM Wind Power expanding Gaspé wind turbine blade facility… again
By Anthony Capkun
July 23, 2021 – GE Renewable Energy is partnering with the governments of Canada and Quebec to jointly invest in the expansion of the Gaspé wind turbine blade facility owned by LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business.
The expansion will result in the creation of 200 skilled jobs, says GE Renewable, adding the plant—which started operations in 2005 and was previously expanded in 2017—has manufactured over 10,000 blades.
“We are committed to helping our customers lead the energy transition by supplying them with state–of-the-art wind turbine blades that enable them to produce clean, renewable energy as sustainably and efficiently as possible,” said Olivier Fontan, president & CEO, LM Wind Power.
LM Wind Power has a footprint in numerous countries, and reports it has produced more than 241,000 blades since 1978.
“We are pleased to be working with committed partners, like Canada, to provide the myriad technology solutions that will be required for the world to meet its net zero commitments,” Heather Chalmers, president & CEO, GE Canada, adding the plant expansion “aligns perfectly with Canadian and Québec government policy and economic ambitions”.