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LM Wind Power hires 250

The staff count at the factory building blades for GE's Haliade-X offshore wind turbines will be almost doubled ahead of early 2021.

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In the coming years, GE will install the first gigawatts of its latest offshore wind turbine model, Haliade-X. Blades for the machine will largely be made at LM Wind Power's factory in Cherbourg, France, resulting in a personnel expansion. Up to the first quarter of 2021, the current staff head count of 300 will swell with an additional 250 colleagues, GE informs in a statement.

"Cherbourg is the world’s first and only factory to produce a blade longer than 100-meters. It’s a great milestone for the wind industry, but also an outstanding achievement for the teams. This could not have happened without their passion and commitment," writes GE Site Director Henrik Ravn in the media release, adding:

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