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GE Renewable Energy announced today it has produced its 44,444th wind turbine blade at LM Wind Power’s wind turbine blade manufacturing sites in India. These blades have been manufactured in the two factories located near Bangalore, Karnataka and in Vadodara, Gujarat.
Phani Gujjari, Head of Operations for LM Wind Power in India, said: “We know blades. From design, prototyping and testing, to manufacturing, maintenance and service. As the 44,444th blade rolled out of our India plants in June this year, we are focused on making next generation wind turbine blades for a greener world.”
LM Wind Power’s operations in India began in 1994 in Hoskote near Bangalore with the production of 13.4-meter blades. Today, driven by innovation and built with passion the length of the blades produced in India exceeds 80 meters.
The Dabaspet factory in Bangalore (inaugurated in 2007) is recognized globally as a model factory, with a modern in-house lab, a playground for innovation and collaboration, and an industry leading service center. In 2016, LM Wind Power inaugurated its Vadodara factory, which became one of its largest production sites in the world. Both factories are recognized for their high safety standards and production efficiency. In 2020, the Dabaspet factory was awarded the CII South Region EHS Excellence Award 2020 for Manufacturing Excellence.
Since the start of its operations in India 27 years ago, LM Wind Power has designed and produced innovative, customer-driven blades which have helped install over 11+ GW of wind power and power approximately 6 million homes till date. Currently, about 70% of blades manufactured in its factories in India are exported, supporting the Government of India’s vision to ‘Make for the World’.
LM Wind Power has global service capabilities and with a strong network of operations and maintenance support facilities, combined with efficient onsite repair solutions, the company delivers high-quality solutions to wind farm owners across the world. The Service team in India is also recognized and globally certified under GWO (Global Wind Organization) to provide training to technicians across the industry.
About GE Renewable Energy
GE Renewable Energy is a $15.7 billion business which combines one of the broadest portfolios in the renewable energy industry to provide end-to-end solutions for our customers demanding reliable and affordable green power. Combining onshore and offshore wind, blades, hydro, storage, utility-scale solar, and grid solutions as well as hybrid renewables and digital services offerings, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts of clean renewable energy and equipped more than 90 percent of utilities worldwide with its grid solutions. With nearly 40,000 employees present in more than 80 countries, GE Renewable Energy creates value for customers seeking to power the world with affordable, reliable and sustainable green electrons.
About LM Wind Power
LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy Business, is a world leading designer and manufacturer of rotor blades for wind turbines, with a global manufacturing footprint that includes blade factories in Brazil, Canada, China, India, Poland, Spain, France, Turkey and the United States. The company has produced more than 241,000 blades since 1978, corresponding to more than 121 GW installed capacity and global savings of 251 million metric tons of CO2 annually. In 2018, LM Wind Power became the first carbon neutral business in the wind industry.